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

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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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jmababa
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oh yea forgot to add wallpaper ain't mine but poem is it's a fan art for ghost in the shell

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My entry in haiku i hope my haiku is right also image and poem is originally mine it's one of my old haiku

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l298/jmababa/0e641cf8-cbc8-4a39-8425-f50136332204_zps47e540d7.jpg

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touch of truth...Broken Bond

Those themes are done. The current theme for both contests is Mamihlapinatapai.

it's one of my old haiku

It must be created for the contest (no using works previously written)

lines of five, seven, and five syllables
jmababa
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oh din't know that was the theme sorry i've got nothing for that theme

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Question..did you just give us the obscure meaning you meant for the theme to encompass...after the round ended?


No, just a recap in the way it was approached.

I fail to see what is so confusing about the middle line? It even has two meanings


If that's the case, your construction made it strange. The breaks and grammar aren't natural and it seems like you tried to fit a longer idea in a shorter space by removing words instead of rewording it.

With the singular comma, it reads "the mold crept along standing grounds for times" "destroyed he finds faults within", so the mold is a "he" or there's a vague unnamed "he" not previously mentioned that was destroyed and his destruction was caused directly or indirectly by the mold creeping along the standing grounds. If the mold is a he, he is destroyed at a standing ground and finds fault within himself, or a general He was destroyed by mold at his last stand and finds faults within himself. That doesn't make sense to me. In between the mold creeping along and finding faults within, the connection is lost.

(Also, "for times" seems unnatural. Times is like works or loves. What sort of works? What sort of loves? Works of art? Loves of art? Works of God? all loves? impressive works? ephemeral loves? It's the sort of word that needs a qualifier. For what times? the times? long times? times of desperation? times to come? times he kept? In the singular, it's not ambiguous to what it may be as it is a general all-encompassing idea. In the plural, it's referring to specific subgroups of something, but of what?)
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If that's the case, your construction made it strange. The breaks and grammar aren't natural and it seems like you tried to fit a longer idea in a shorter space by removing words instead of rewording it.


My style with this haiku isn't a sentence structure made into a haiku, but each line being its own thought (in which they all form into a unified idea that is the story of the haiku).

It's not a common practice, I admit, but it is a practice I've seen done many-a-times (also a practice that many modernist poets seem to enjoy using, kind of..from what I've read)

(Also, "for times" seems unnatural. Times is like works or loves. What sort of works? What sort of loves?


I was actually going for "times" as like generations. Like, when a person refers to a time period as "during this time"..instead in plural.
You are right though..the style I used it in is unorthodox and technically grammatically incorrect.
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This narrative is more true than I care to admit. Haiku on mamihlapinatapai.

Dinner date at home,
Cosby Show in the background.
Mmm, JELL-O Pudding?

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This is for the Haiku Contest; Poetry Contest entry coming up soon!

Mamihlapinatapai
Steely looks, staring,
Silence speaks all to be said,
As Time waltzes on.

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Haiku time!!!


they share a glance of
need of what the other has,
this is my Haiku.

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Silence fills the air,
Yet stares say more than speech can
And they understand

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Well, since I can't win with a haiku this round, and no one's entered anything for General Poetry yet, here's a crappy limerick:

As we were breaking bread,
I thought I'd take her to bed:
The unspoken answer
Was enough to ensure
A wide grin upon my head.

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The Tranquilous Tree

Far away, he weeps.
No friends, no heir.
So stubborn. Hybris.

Will he drink the poisonous drink of honey and venom?

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Haiku Contest

Longèd hopelessness...
Dare I construct confidence?
For what if I'm wrong?

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Pointlessness is it.
Exacerbating nothing.
But confusing all.

Longèd hopelessness...


Pretty sure your accent is backwards.
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Pretty sure your accent is backwards


Dude...I don't know. I Google'd it...blame Google.

Longéd hopelessness...
Dare I construct confidence?
For what if I'm wrong?

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