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Contest Judged:  3/14/2018 5:28:00 PM
Sponsored by: Mick Talbot | Send Soup Mail
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Contest Description

What to Submit?

1 original, SINGLE haiku on the theme of frog/s.
The only form acceptable is haiku. Title your haiku, 'haiku', no other titles will be accepted. In reallity haiku is not a title it is an indicator to the reader that what they are about to read is a haiku. The rule relates to the fact that no information/explanation is permitted to be divulaged prior to, or after the haiku by its author. Readers can do as they please, without being rude or offensive as per Poetry Soups rules. Other haiku rules:

  • Strictly 3 lines.
  • No capital letters, only with proper nouns out of politeness.
  • No punctuation, ellipses permitted.
  • Syllable count per line 5, 7, 5, or lower per line. If one line is short a syllable or 2 it cannot me made up on another.
  • Rhyming is not a must not, just a don't have to.
  • Pleas remember the title rule, thank you
  • Please use 'How Many Syllables' to check your haiku
  • Dont't forget your kigo.
  • A haiku example based on the theme for this contest:


the desert frogs

aestivate... waiting for rain

no summer splashes


Go fill you pen with haiku ink

Go pint a vista in words

Let nature be your muse

Let her guide you pen

Have fun, Mick


First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

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. Please stick to the theme, only one/single haiku titled haiku. Have fun... Mick