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Genre-based haiku

Ever wanted to write a haiku outside of the boundaries of nature? Multhaiku wants you to do just that! We encourage haiku to be written in a number of genres and forms such as science fiction, horror, fantasy, romance, spiritual, transgressive and even found haiku! Please keep in mind what we do and do not accept.

What we accept

:bulletgreen: Choka
:bulletgreen: Concrete Haiku
:bulletgreen: Dodoitsu
:bulletgreen: Found Haiku
:bulletgreen: Gogyohka
:bulletgreen: Haibun
:bulletgreen: Haiga
:bulletgreen: Haiku
:bulletgreen: Mondo
:bulletgreen: Renga
:bulletgreen: Sedoka
:bulletgreen: Senryu
:bulletgreen: Tanka
:bulletblue: Other Eastern or minimalist poetry

What we don't accept

:bulletred: We prefer if haiku submitted doesn't follow the 5-7-5 rule, but we are lenient and this is not a strict rule. :)
:bulletyellow: Free verse, unminimalistic forms, long form poetry.


Multhaiku Weekly 14

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 8:03 AM
Hey fellow haiku writers (haijin) and micropoetry enthusiasts, this is your weekly dose of Multhaiku related news. Dig in!

Weekly Wondering

What is your favorite dessert?

Weekly Prompt

The weekly prompt is a word or phrase I will prompt our members with for their own use. Participation is not necessary or rewarded, only encouraged. This week's prompt is:

Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy....

Member Literature

The Lovers II - Her perspectiveefficient and soft, her translucent mouth
drinks the saltwater -
oceanic ecstasy
MatildaG, June 2012

Got lit you're proud of and want others to see? Seen an awesome piece of poetry by a fellow deviant? Get lit! Post it in the comments and I will feature it in this section in the next journal, no matter the length! Features limited to one piece of literature per person for the first four people who comment.

Member News

We're a little bit behind schedule this week with posting the weekly journal, I've been absolutely swamped with work and school. On top of that, I wrote the 12th weekly journal two weeks back and forgot to make sure it was submitted to the group, but made sure it was in our group journal today as well! So we're a bit out of order, my sincerest apologies! ^^;

If you're a member of Multhaiku and want to promote your own events or activities regardless of what they're about, let me know in the comments, and I will promote them in the next journal in this section.

Have a wonderful day!


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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
The only thing I see wrong is that the syllable structures you refer to are for Japanese on and not English syllables. An onji is the term for a Japanese syllable. The difference between Japanese and English syllables though, is that every Japanese onji is more like an English word. So when people follow the 5-7-5 structure for haiku using syllables, it would actually be more accurate to do a 5-7-5 haiku with English words and not syllables.
kerrybush42 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional Photographer
I love it! I'm no expert (though I'm a group contributor), but I think you did a great job. :)
VKA3 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you
VKA3 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been studying Japanese Poetry and I don't know what Found Haiku or Concrete Haiku is.
How do you write a Haiga? Are other forms of Waka permitted
kerrybush42 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional Photographer
Perhaps Nichrysalis can help?
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I did!
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Concrete poetry is poetry where a shape is formed by a poem. Concrete haiku would be the same, just in haiku form: Koi-ly                                                           coy
                                                        ly calm
                                                     mom e  nt  s
(shape of a koi fish)

Found poetry is poetry that is "found" in other text. The most common type of found poetry is blackout poetry, where lines are blacked out from a page and the words that are "found" are not: Blackout Haiku I by Nichrysalis
analillithbar Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, again, for adding my work to your twitter page.
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