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Youth by TheGirlOfTomorrow
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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.

Hello fellow haiku writers (haijin) and micropoetry enthusiasts! My name is Kerry and I'm going to bring you all of this week's news from the group. Enjoy!

Weekly Wondering

How do you feel about feelings?

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:

Toffee on Tuesdays

Group Tumblr & Twitter

In case you missed it, MultHaiku has a Twitter account that's been dormant for a while, but since I'm a regular Twitter user, I've decided to get it up and running again! You can view and follow the account here.

and I've started a group Tumblr! You can follow it here.

Please let us know if you do not want your poetry promoted on Twitter and/or Tumblr, and we will respect those wishes. On the flip side, if you see a work by someone else that you would love to have featured, by all means note it to me! :) (Smile)

Member Literature

renga tree ixnever far
simply a thought away
          lost loved ones

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

There's currently a super awesome January DD Suggestion Drive going on over at DDSuggestionDrive! It goes until January 31. More info here:
Drive Active: January 1 to January 31! What is a Drive?
A DD Suggestion Drive is a period of time, typically one calendar month, in which DDSuggestionDrive is actively encouraging all of DeviantArt's members to suggest deviations to the Community Volunteers to be featured as a Daily Deviation. You can learn more about the group and how the drives work in our Welcome and FAQs journals.
Drive Active: January 1 - January 31!
We are currently hosting a DD Suggestion Drive! The drive begins on January 1 and ends on January 31, 2017. All members of DA, including CVs and Staff, are encouraged to participate!
Staff of DDSuggestionDrive may also participate, but their prize pool is separate from the prize pool for general participants.
We know! We know! You're so excited! So are we!

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.

Pumpkins & penguins!

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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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