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Monoku 5: Cliche

Contest Judged:  1/6/2018 8:55:00 AM
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 PlacePoemTitlePoet
Contest Winner Medal 1 Imagination's Wealth Gregory R Barden
Contest Winner Medal 1 Serendipity david mohn
Contest Winner Medal 1 Smile Joseph May
Contest Winner Medal 1 Monoku- chatter Broken Wings
Contest Winner Medal 1 Karma Crap Maureen McGreavy
Contest Winner Medal 1 - When Love Is Born - Sunshine Smile
Contest Winner Medal 1 Enticing Words Franco Gonza
Contest Winner Medal 1 Dreamy Sundown Moon Flower
Contest Winner Medal 1 Smiling Tears Of Still Depth Subimal Sinha-Roy
Contest Winner Medal 2 charm at play Sathya Babu
Contest Winner Medal 2 Statistics Sandra Haight
Contest Winner Medal 2 The Seven Horses Probir Gupta
Contest Winner Medal 2 Only Time Will Tell Nayda Ivette Negron
Contest Winner Medal 2 Everybody dreams george seal
Contest Winner Medal 2 awaiting her love Monoku Rick Parise
Contest Winner Medal 2 Loose Threads Run - In Time Unpick John Anderson
Contest Winner Medal 2 KARMIC LAW Line Gauthier
Contest Winner Medal 2 Only Time Will Tell - Monoku5 Cliche Jeffrey Spencer
Contest Winner Medal 2 Silencing the Outspoken John Gondolf
Contest Winner Medal 2 June 1944 Geoffrey Brewer
Contest Winner Medal 2 Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining Laura Loo
Contest Winner Medal 2 Deep Kissing Mary Rhoda Tripp
Contest Winner Medal 2 Restorative Resolution Carol Connell
Contest Winner Medal 2 Love and the Ambience of War Eve Roper
Contest Winner Medal 2 Cliche Monoku 5 cheryl hoffman
Contest Winner Medal 2 Ouroboros and Samsara Trey Hamner
Contest Winner Medal 2 Never a Bride CayCay Jennings
Contest Winner Medal 2 Fool Me Once Curtis Moorman
Contest Winner Medal 2 My My My Abdul Malik
Contest Winner Medal 2 Mud Andrea Dietrich
Contest Winner Medal 2 PERFECT TIMING nette onclaud
Contest Winner Medal 2 LOVERS Anisha Dutta
Contest Winner Medal 2 Snake bite olusegun Arowolo

Contest Description

 

 

A monoku about one of the cliches listed below.  Please mention the cliche at the end of your monoku. Not on your notes, as that is not visible when judging contests.  I have posted an example today.

 

  • All that glitters isn't gold
  • Don’t get your knickers in a twist
  • Cat got your tongue?
  • Only time will tell
  • Fit as a fiddle
  • Every cloud has a silver lining
  • Opposites attract
  • Don’t cry over spilt milk
  • All is fair in love and war
  • What goes around comes around

Remember that it is a MAXIMUM 17, it can be less but not over.

A reliable place to check syllables is on this website: www.howmaysyllables.com

Please make is HORIZONTAL and remember these rules:

Remember it is a haiku in one line. Monoku is written as a single line which contains seventeen syllables or less. It includes a caesura (a pause) dictated by a sense or speech rhythm with little or no punctuation. The first word in the line is not capitalized and is in lowercase.

New or old

Has to be a monoku (not longer than 17 syllables).   Please read the definition.

 

Monoku

Tradition reigned in haiku writing until the 1970s when a variant to the haiku was invented. It became known as the monoku.

The monoku is a one-line poem variation of the haiku. Three writers of poetry in the 1970s made the monoku popular as a form of haiku. They are:

  • Marlene Mountain who wrote monoku in horizontal line
  • Hiroaki Sato who translated Japanese haiku into one line in English. Sometimes that line is in vertical rather than horizontal form
  • Matsuo Allard wrote essays in favor of the monoku form and published several magazines devoted to the form

Monoku is written as a single line which contains seventeen syllables or less. It includes a caesura (a pause) dictated by a sense or speech rhythm with little or no punctuation. The first word in the line is not capitalized and is in lowercase.