ForumsArt, Music, and WritingOfficial Poetry Contests - Theme: Sunshine (Due: May 31)

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Devoidless
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Welcome to the newest contest on ArmorGames!

This is the new and improved version of both the Periodic Poetry Contest and the Haiku Contest. From this point out, both contests will be combined into one massive contest for everyone to enjoy! And as such, each user is allowed to enter is both contests with separate entries if they so desire, effectively doubling the odds of winning.
Each contest (One being general poetry and the other exclusively haiku) will have one winner every month. Every month, two winners (one from each contest shall be chosen and receive a merit for all their hard work. Show it off to your friends, gloat about it to your enemies! Tell your parents about it and confuse them! It's a win-win-win-win-win scenario, folks.

Rules

General Poetry Contest:
- It must fit the theme if the month (same theme as the Haiku Contest).
- It must be submitted by the deadline.
- It cannot have inappropriate language in it.
- It cannot be stolen (if you plagiarize, we will find you).
- The poem must be created for this contest
- A user cannot win twice in a row (though everyone is welcome to submit every month!)
- Only one submission per user will be accepted

Once a month a winner will be chosen from all the received entries. To begin, the Moderation/Administration Team will act as judges and choose winners. Subject to change depending on how well things go.
The winner will then make a comment on the ContestWinners profile to receive a merit.
(Original idea by ubertuna, itemized rules by DragonMistress, modified by Devoidless)

Haiku Contest
"A Haiku is a Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons."
Well, that said, here are the rules:
- It must fit the theme of the month (same as General Poetry Contest)
-The haiku must be original (no plagiarizing)!
- It must be submitted before the deadline
- It must be created for the contest (no using works previously written)
- One submission per user
- The same user cannot win twice in a row (but they are welcome to submit!)

Once a month a winner will be chosen from all the received entries. To begin, the Moderation/Administration Team will act as judges and choose winners. Subject to change depending on how well things go.
The winner will then make a post on the ContestWinners profile to receive a merit.
(Original idea and itemized rules by Maverick4, modified by Devoidless)
First Themes
The first themes to kick off this contest shall be:
- The theme for the General Poetry contest this run is "Touch of Truth".

- The theme for the Haiku contest is "Broken Bond".
Submitting an entry
Since there are two separate contests, users are required to mention in the post which contest they wish to use the entry for. Any entry without this is subject to not being entered into either contest.
Examples of how to clarify which contest an entry is for:
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This poem is for the General Poetry contest

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-This is for the Haiku contest

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I'd like to enter this for the General Poetry/Haiku contest

Remember, each user is allowed to join both contests!

Alright! Looking forward to seeing what you all can create! Good luck, and have fun with it!
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This is for the general contest

All thoughts of this are blind,
And in blindness I see
All the inbetweens, that tread
So carefully between the lines.
With soft glances, and harsh
Movements, I find a way.
To shield my eyes; dry
As they must be, for you,
(Always for you) have left.
All thoughts of this are blind.

Reton8
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From Wikipedia:

Traditional haiku consist of 17 on (also known as morae), in three phrases of 5, 7 and 5 on respectively. Any one of the three phrases may end with the kireji. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this is inaccurate as syllables and on are not the same.


I'm lost here. Not only does traditional haiku have the 17 on which don't equate exactly to syllables, there is traditionally a kigo (seasonal reference) drawn from a saijiki (defined list of seasonal references), and they are written in kanji I assume.

So if I wrote a haiku in Japanese the words and on would be different than the words and syllables in English. Causing it not to be the proper syllable count in English and not a proper haiku, Then again, if I write a haiku in English it won't translate correctly to Japanese, it won't have the proper on and maybe no kigo. Again, it won't be a proper haiku.

So, is it actually possible for an English speaking person to write a proper haiku without it writing it in Japanese?
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So, can I submit a different one, or am I disqualified for this month?

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This poem is for the General Poetry contest

I wipe the stray tear from my face,
his words a lie, a deadly mace
For he does not tell it all
he dabbles with the truthful ball
and never seems to see the light
a darkened room, a sleepless night
Utterances of pure hate
Just make me unlawful bait,
for the swine who yellow
the wrong truth, i bellow
that you only make a Touch Of Truth


woah... too deep for me... my brain hurts

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@Reton:
The other haiku contests went on for, let me think...over three years? So I do not see why we should stop now. XD

@HUA7X:
Of course you can, or retool your previous one to work. Just as long as you make it clear which one you want submitted, you are in the clear. We're not that harsh. ^_^

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I ain't no word spinner by any means, but here it goes...

For the general contest, something overly emo...

A knife may have worked, a farewell to you.
Yet God forgives the wretch, a paradise
Which is eternal is hard to cut through.
Death is a mercy that would not suffice.

To simply live, and forgive and forget.
A sentiment lost, a time forgotten
Before childish dreams became regret.
Kindness would only be misbegotten

Was there fault in knowing, the signs were there.
The sunset was fading, the weak of mind
Travel to what is beautiful and fair.
An advantage used by snakes and their kind.

But I digress, the punishment is late.
For what you've sown, live with unending hate.

And for the haiku contest...

Hammer strikes iron,
A pair of chains lie shattered,
Freedom discovered.

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This is yet another entry for the Haiku Contest, since my first one did not count.

The tinted white van
At the children's candy store
High, dreadful screaming

Reton8
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Here is the entry for the haiku, breaking bonds:

In the summer sky -
clouds part away from above
nigai kinoko.

(If that doesn't work maybe this)

In the summer sky -
clouds part their ways to reveal
a bitter mushroom.

(or this alternate poem)

In the summer sky
the white clouds are tormenting
nijū hibakusha

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The rules in the Haiku Contest state only one submission per user per round. Adding to that, your third poem has an error in the last row, containing 6 syllables and not 5. Choose either the first or second submission, or revise the third.

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First of all, my bad.

Second, I am horrible at counting syllables, so I used this site:
http://www.syllablecount.com
I'm seeing the site probably didn't see Å« as anything and didn't count the syllables correctly.

Okay, sorry about that. This below will be my one entry for the haiku contest.

In the summer sky
the white clouds are tormenting
the hibakusha

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Man. I haven't done this in a long time. Plus I was never very good. Let's see what I can do though.

Poetry Entry:
A compulsive liar was he
To which everyone could see
They did not trust him one bit
Not even if he spoke a mere lick
He had a strange look in his eye
Though he saw no one when they walked by
One day he took a lie too far
And for it he was tarred
He died with a smile on his face
One that could not be replaced
He wouldn't of had to die
If he did not tell that little white lie

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I dont know much bout poems but i like writing, and also have a bit of trouble as i thought them in italian so the transation is a bit difficult and my grammer is terrible i exuse my self for any mistakes in spelling, so this is my one,
Poetry Entry:
we walked
we ran
we dashed trough life
with all our might
but to the dark sister
we could not escape
as she comes
gently
embracing us
and to bed
laying us.

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For the Haiku contest:

Rosebushes entwined
Suffered wither and decay;
Loathsome liberty.

(The rosebushes are meant to symbolize lovers)

I'll have to think of something for the poetry contest.. I can do that, right, posting each entry in different posts?

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Act of betrayal,
breaks the bond of compassion.
Love eternal, gone.

For the haiku contest.

Reton8
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Okay, I revised my poem again. This will be my haiku entry. I wanted to add punctuation.

In the summer sky,
the white clouds are tormenting
the hibakusha.

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