Nothing Fishy About This Haiku Contest

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Welcome to the VDUX Haiku Contest!!!

If you're still steemin' and you can spare 30 seconds, you can earn 1.5 SBDs and have fun doing it, too!

Write a haiku for this contest. Read below for more about the contest instructions, how to participate, awards, and how I'll select a winner.

Contest Instructions

Write a haiku about fishing! Not phishing. Use previous haikus, if you have any!

This must be a one-stanza, traditional 5-7-5 haiku like the ones described here: . Here’s an example:

Vdux likes to fish --

For cards, clues, and compliments.

Rarely catches one!

You may submit multiple haikus. Please make each haiku its own reply so I can give you an upvote for each entry.

This theme comes from @felixgarciap , who's getting .005 SBDs from me just for the idea. If you have any suggestions, Tell Me!!1

How to Participate

  1. Reply below with your haiku. Deadine: 11:59 pm UTC, November 11, 2018.
  2. Upvote this post. Deadline: 11:59 pm UTC, November 11, 2018.

That's it! But...

You should also resteem this post to increase the winner's prize and give yourself some free exposure! You can participate without resteeming -- I don't give preference -- but if you do resteem, it only helps you.

Also, post your entry on your own blog! Mention @vdux and I'll give you an upvote and resteem your post.

And, collect a bonus point for each person you tag in your contest entry. More players, more prizes, more fun!


Winner gets:

  • 1.5 SBD
  • One free resteem from me for any post. (You choose the post. There's no time limit but I reserve the right to refuse resteem any post I consider offensive or indecent -- I'll simply ask you for a different, non-offensive post.)

One runner-up gets:

  • One free resteem from me for any post. (You choose the post. There's no time limit but I reserve the right to refuse to resteem any post I consider offensive or indecent -- I'll simply ask you for a different, non-offensive post.)

How I Will Select the Winner

Within 2 days after the deadline, I will read all entries and choose a winner and runner-up. While I'll take upvotes into consideration, my selection will reflect my personal preference based on the entries you submit.

Feel free to reuse a haiku from the past and write as many as you want!

Bonus Tip

Follow @dbooster, @bananafish, @jayna, and @calluna for some other great writing challenges. Highly recommended.

Also, give congrats to all who've participated in my previous contests:

@tristancarax, @jenel, @giddyupngo, @chrislyr, @mineopoly, @puppetmaster1111, @calluna, @yidneth, @creatr, @acousticsteveo, @blackant, @rlt47, @viking-ventures, @steemotion, @foxfiction, @lologirl, @creyestxsa94, @yahialababidi, @jadams2k18, @doughtaker, @ladyrai, @impending.doom, @andysantics48, @felixgarciap, @godstimetim, @gamsam, @antorchajohnny, @aniketmore1925, @mameh, @tygertyger, @kaelci, @felicitas, @ayyeenn, @dmilliz, @eprolific, @jvanman, @kimberlylane, @phoenixwren, @liverussian, @herbertholmes, @dizzyjay, @emdesan, @markeverlasting, @shawnsporter, @operahoser, @eaglespirit, @tomset, @millennialnow, @preparedwombat, @apeximomen, @melissakellie, @freedomno1, @moneyinfant, @mermaidvampire, @mysearchisover, @yahialababidi, @givonwayne, @pinkgeek, @boxcarblue, @ablaze, @hope-k, @rexdickson, @crescendoofpeace, @digitokash, @theunlimited, @theodora87, @mysecondself01, @pocketmouse, @jacksondavies, @ohkaaay, @lazarus-wist, @dbooster, @janesmy081316, @dc420la, @redheadpei, @whitelite, @olymar248, @nenad-ristic, @trudeehunter, @bananamemos, @iswaldsmoak, @josoft, @onefatindian, @pedroelec, @offgridlife, @daisyphotography, @chadrona, @hazem91, @celsius100, @emergehealthier, @ralk98, @fromage, @four20, @amayphin, @mother2chicks, @jackofcrows, @trumanity, @barge, @evlachsblog, @natepower, @elbrujo, @neenarose, @beatking13, @snowyknight, @alom8, @sidequest, @oclinton, @sarez, @f3nix, @jurich60, @artofwisdom, @zephalexia, @letalis-laetitia, @rentmoney, @olivia08, @myd77, @moofang, @dirge, @cinderz, @moncia90, @rdsmas, @theironfelix, @manoldonchev, @iamthegray, @tiempoyesp, @ccaallvviinn, @alecreed, @lahvista


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Hook and eye.

Bait luring closer
Dreaming of catching you but
you'll get away


Welcome to the contest! So glad to have you here. I'll count "you'll" as two syllables.

And a haiku translation of a song in Bulgarian:

All the fish does swim
Only fried fish swims no more
Fried, though, we are not

Thank goodness. We are not fish, either!

Yeah, probably, but that is another matter entirely ;)

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Raw fish is good eats
Unless it sits for a week
Death by cheap sushi

EWWWW!!!! Tell me you didn't!

My mama raised no stupid people - never eat sushi from a convenience store

Is that a thing now?

I believe it is. One can not be too sure what's rolled up in the rice

Ew. Thank you for the tip!

Winner announcement:

A little fishy phishing

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To view our offers

A too-good-to-be-true offer from an anonymous email???? Hold on, let me just get my wallet...!

Just a little fishing

My hair is a mess
I look so shit in this dress
I should just go home...

Local idiom? I didn't get the context! I'm a dumb American!

Lol well now I can't tell if you did or didnt!

Fishing for compliments is surely a phrase a man so well informed has encountered before 😉

Tried it for a couple years
I would recommend

Bonus for one-word line! When I first read it, I thought you talking about a denomination of the Anglican Church!

Fishes on the sea
Small and big, God made them all
Showing His greatness!!! :)

Not just the fishes but actually, everything in nature just makes me realize how great God is :)


The Teacher

The calm glass rippled
By a single gulping gasp
Now, pull back, we cast

Got away? They say:
“Plenty of fish in the sea.”
Too bad, there’s no bait.

Hah! Been there.

And here's another one just for the heck of it:

Lazy fisherman,
Noble fight, man versus fish?
Shoots poor fish instead!

Fish had it comin'

more fish in the sea
they say, but forget how salt
burns a still raw heart

Aw. Sad. But a clever take on the theme.

Salmon of Knowledge

Touched, the blister burst
He didn't mean to taste it first
Then it was too late

The myth this is based on

Hey thanks for sharing the tale. Now I know about Fionn!

Oooooh I don't like me no phishers! There is no such thing as Bonk of America!!!

Cold water dares me
A fight for bass with rod stick
Tonight, best served dish

Reward for a job well done!

Hi @vdux another entry:

A luxury eat ...
in restaurants good grilled fish,
the most exquisite!


No catch and release

No tasty supper for you

Fish blown to pieces.

My entry @vdux

Your face!

by @felixgarciap

Like fish in water ...
I go through the sweet love pages
and I see your face!

middle line is too long!

Ok a A slight variation

Like fish in water ..
traveling through the sweet pages
and I see your face!

I'll count traveling as two syllables, which it is in some parts of the US. How about that!


People love to fish
They are not the only ones
Eagles love it too

I tried to edit ast line by adding too... it's being weird

then resubmit it

Reminds me of Odell Lake!

Winner announcement:

(you're runner-up)

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- Fishery -

鹳? 那边有鱼!

¿Cigüeños? ¡El pez!
Redes bajo el agua
pescando juntos

The storks fly, fish there!
Fishnets under the water
the fish shared about.

This here be me submission: Fishery for this contest.

Great one. Thank you also for the @co-in upvote. You make steemit fun!

You're welcome my friend. If you keep making posts, fo' sho' I'll try to help in any way. Let's make Steemit a place to experience!
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Love eating fresh fish

My face likes flying fish

Hunger gone and praise

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Another haiku @vdux

In a blue sea curled ...
and with abundant fishing,
you find a treasure!

Minnows come and go.
Plankton last a week or two.
Best to be a whale!

One day, @lahvista!

Fishing is a skill
It takes practice to get good
Then eat what you caught

Do you?

In the water depths
There, my trusty hook, awaits
With a tasty bait

Nice one!

Hello, my long lost friend @vdux!!!

I wanna play too!!!

you know... it is hard for me to write haiku, but I'll give it a try one more time...

Sometimes when you last more than 20 minutes trying to fish and no fish takes the bait, you start to talk to them or charm them... ha ha ha, just like this:

come and eat my worm
you know you can not help it
that's the way things are

another enchantment...

come and take the bait
be a joy for my palate
bring your friends here too

What do you think about them?

Very good! Hopefully didn't take 20 minutes to write?

Welcome back, friend!

Scales glistening bright
Capture the shine of the Moon
Fly, little fish, fly


Thank you

nice one!

Thank you, @amayphin. I am still hesitant about the last line...

Always in a bath
Little fish splish splish and splash
Why do you smell bad?

Clean the damn bowl!

Never been fishing,
I don't eat fish anymore,
Except for Salmon.


Not even cod?

I used to eat cod, but sadly I started having reactions when eating seafood and fish. It's not that I'm allergic to the fish or seafood itself, it's the products they put in the food they feed the fish. I also have trouble with poultry if it's not free range, free run and grain fed.

Goodness. Organic all the way!

Winner announcement:

Flush it down the john.
Say a little prayer now.
Bye, bye, goldfishy.

my dad did that to my turtle

Tragic! My mother told me about my first fish. I was a very little boy. Won a little goldfish at a fair. Put it in a fishbowl and played with it...and my toy pickup truck. I ran the fish over with my truck! I was so upset, I ran crying to my mother "it's broken! The fishy's broken!"

I don't remember that, but I do remember standing in my parents' bathroom watching my mother put the fish in the bowl. So sad...

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