Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Genre-based haiku

Gallery Folders

Concrete, Found and Visual
Koi by prettyflour
Youth by TheGirlOfTomorrow
For his people by TheGirlOfTomorrow
Trading shoes, trading lives by TheGirlOfTomorrow

Random from Featured

Tutorials and articles on Eastern poetry from around deviantART.


You're not here because you're not logged in

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.


HaikuWriMo Prompt 27/28

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 8:00 AM

Your daily HaikuWriMo prompt is as follows:

just breathe

Enjoy, and be sure to check back tomorrow for another one! :eager:

Check out our other HaikuWriMo activities here:

  Multhaiku's HaikuWriMo ActivitiesWelcome, welcome, one and all to Multhaiku's Haiku Writing Month activities! We're super excited to be sharing this awesomeness with you. :D
Here's what's happening:
1. King of the Haiku: Keep an eye on our polls! We are going to be instituting a new group feature that works something like King of the Hill. People will vote between two haiku daily, and the poem with the most votes at the end of the day will continue on to face a new challenger. The goal is to get the longest streak.
The haiku for the challenge will be handpicked by the group admins, and we'll keep a journal with the history of the longest streaks, their authors, and which poems do the best.
2. Mondo Grove Monday: This is also a new journal feature that will be replacing Multhaiku Weekly for February only. The gist of it is that haijinik will post a founding haiku or senryu in the form of a question (or call), and anyone who wishes to participate can respond with a poetic answer (or response) to the orig
  mondo monday #4: maudlin mondaya mondo is, simply, a tanka in which the founding haiku/senryu is written by one poet in the form of a question (or sometimes, for our needs, a call) and the concluding couplet is written by another poet in the form of an answer (or response).
      here is how this is gonna work:
-each monday of this month new a founding haiku/senryu will be provided.
-you guys out there in dA land take foundation and reply to it. you can simply cast off your two line reply in the comments below -or- feel free to POST the question/call and answer/response as a deviation and count it as part of your haikuwrimo tally. (if you take this option, please credit the author of the foundation you are using in the artist's comments of you deviation and maybe provide me a link in the comments below so i can feature at least a few of the various mondos we create together).
-each week a sampling of responses, both from the comments and from submitted deviations, will be featured.
-mondos have a tend

More Journal Entries

Recent Journal Entries











Add a Comment:
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.
Add a Comment: