20 July 2012

the our lost jungle poetry form challenge: challenge #3 results

Happy Friday, poets! Today marks the end of the third week of the Our Lost Jungle Poetry Form Challenge, and the end of challenge number three. This was probably the hardest challenge week of results to pick from; you all did a fantastic job.

As stated last week, I decided to feature multiple haiku this week; since they are so short, there is room for more than one! I have over 40 haiku to choose from--kudos to all of you!--and all of them were phenomenal. To select this week's featured poems, I first chose a Top 20, then a Top 10, and finally the Top 5. Each of these were thought provoking, and some heartbreaking, examples of what the haiku form can do in just three lines. Congrats to each of you!

Claudette Young

Blossom white and pure
Spends self to produce a seed,
Seed becomes mother.

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Janice Sheridan (writingonthesun)

floating lily pad,
high-kicking leaping pliƩ
classical frog ballet

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Kris Swanguarin 

Tears and sobs
Rows of empty church pews ---
The taste of salt.

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Marie Elena Good

ice skate
twirl on single blade
spin on bottom

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Marilyn Braendeholm (miskmask)

shattered hearts broken
water under burnt bridges
broken fences smoulder

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Congratulations to each of the featured poets this week. And remember, just because your poem wasn't featured this week doesn't mean it wasn't any good---there were so many great haiku to choose from the real "challenge" of the week was not just posting all of them! Also remember that to be considered as a featured poet your prompt poem must be submitted (in a comment, via a link, or through email) by 10pm on Thursday the week of the challenge! (For full challenge guidelines visit here)

Stay tuned for next week's challenge, which will introduce a bit longer of a form and reintroduce playing with rhyme schemes!


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13 comments:

  1. Thanks, Khara for including mine among these wonderful writers--Claudette, Kris, Marie Elena, Misky. Congrats to you all!

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    1. You are most welcome! And it was certainly most deserved :)

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  2. Oh my, thank you so much, Khara. I won? Really? Me? How stupendous! Out of all those marvelous verse, I got featured. And Marie, Janice, Marilyn, Kris; such lovely company to be with.

    Thank you again, Khara.

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    1. Thanks for your submission, Claudette :)

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  3. Wonderful featured poets! Like Khara, I enjoyed all the haiku that were shared. Thanks for the link, Khara.

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  4. What a joy! Thanks for such a treat.

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    1. My pleasure ... Thanks for reading :)

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  5. Thanks again to all who participated; congrats again to all the featured poets; and good luck for the upcoming challenges!

    (I spent a little time this evening posting individual responses on this post because I've missed doing that during the challenge!)

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  6. Oh yes -- all are wonderful, and say so much with so few words. Nice job, poets! Congratulations!

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  7. OH MY GOODNESS! What a thrill to be mentioned!! Congratulations to Misk, Chris, Janice, and Clauds ... especially Clauds in the #1 slot! WOW!!

    This is so much fun, Khara! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  8. Oh, what a pleasant Monday surprise. Thank you, Khara, and well done to Meg, Kris, Janice and Claudsy.

    ~Misky (Marilyn)

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  9. These are all delightful! Congrats to the winners!

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