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Contest Judged:  7/14/2019 9:33:00 PM
Sponsored by: Kim Rodrigues | Send Soup Mail
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Contest Description

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of haiku-hue


  1. Title in lowercase must list a color. For example: yellow sunflower

  2. three lines 5/7/5 syllables

  3. Juxtaposition after first or second line. The em dash (—) suggests the two parts are both happening at the same time.  The ellipsis (. . .) suggests a slight pause as if one thing happens and then the other.

  4. If you hope to place make that juxtaposition pop

  5. New haikus only with date at bottom; appreciate contest name/sponsor but will NOT grade any less if left off.

  6. Do not post images this time. Please let your haiku speak for itself.

  7. Have fun!


With help from Merriam-Webster:


*juxtaposition - the act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side often to compare or contrast or to create an interesting effect


**hue - overall character or appearance to the mind : complexion, aspect; color, graduation of color, the attribute of colors that permits them to be classed as red, yellow, green, blue, or an intermediate between any contiguous pair of these colors;

Compare lightness, brightness, saturation




Glory by numbers - ten placements. 

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.