VDUX HAIKU CONTEST -- 1.5 SBD and More!

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Another Haiku Contest!!!

Out of appreciation for Australian Rules Football, I dedicate this haiku contest to all who are enjoying the march to the Grand Final. Happy September!

@felixgarciap graciously donated 0.20 SBDs to this contest, which will go to the runner-up. Yep, TWO chances to pick up some easy SBDs. Life's good!

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

Contest Instructions

Write a haiku about rain. Anything relating to rain.

This must be a one-stanza, traditional 5-7-5 haiku like the ones described here: http://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/haiku.htm . Here’s an example:

Rain, rain, go away,

Come again another day.

Sunshine feels better!

You may submit multiple haikus, but you need to make each haiku its own reply. Each one will be considered a separate entry.

This theme comes from @four20, who's getting .005 SBDs from me just for the idea. If you have any suggestions, post them on your blog, tag me, and reply below with the link to that post! Just might snag the idea for my next contest!

How to Participate

  1. Reply below with your haiku. Deadine: 11:59 pm UTC, September 15, 2018.
  2. Upvote this post. Deadline: 11:59 pm UTC, September 15, 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!

Awards

Winner gets:

  • 1.5 SBD
  • Half of this post's author awards
  • One free resteem from me for any of the winner's posts. (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:

  • 0.2 SBD
  • One free resteem from me for any of the winner's posts. (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!

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, @millennialnow, @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, @rentmoney, @sidequest, @oclinton, @sarez

Special appreciation to: @mermaidvampire for goodvibes, @liverussian for her awesomeness, @firepower for keeping it real, @jayna for her great writing prompts, @felt.buzz for the #zappfic zappl microstories.

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Quenching nature's thirst
Building a cities culture
This is Seattle

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I really dig this; succinct and we'll crafted.

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Although it doesn't really rain does it?
Just mists a lot. Average rainfall is not very much.

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I don't think that's a haiku.
;-)

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No, just an observation

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Does it really rain?
Average rainfall is not much
It just mists a lot

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it is now! Good job

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I'm from the north Oregon coast... second-cloudiest city in the country (after Quilliute.)
Then, I lived in south Wales... never saw the sun hardly during the year I lived there!
I think we all know something about rain... :p

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One moment...

::reaches into filing cabinet, rifles through a few folders, and pulls out a large glossy::

Ah, here we go:


Source

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That's her all right!!

Times are tough enough
When you’re hungry and homeless,
But wet and cold too?

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So sad. Too common.

Drops form on petals
Skies open Thunder clashes
Earth is replenished

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Terrestrial rejuvination!

Phew I made it!
Here we go

Drip splash tink blip drip
Rain falls down on my tin roof
No rest for wicked

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The wicked have tin roofs and umbrellas.

Tears fall like the rain
there is no hiding the pain
rainbows upside down

I am tired of rain. Endless days of rain rain rain. Please, when will you stop.

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Yes. See my other reply!

My entry

My love fades!

by @felixgarciap

Dawn with a strong storm!
hits the rain to the window...
and my love fades.

https://steemit.com/esteem/@felixgarciap/my-love-fades-a-haiku-poem-2c6a87b112d3fest

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So sad!

::sniff::

dry, dead, cracked earth!
who can enliven the dead
but the living rain

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Nice, nice. Really liked the personification. Great!

Here's my entry.
Rain

It's raining outside
But, we are all safe inside
Taxi, as it stride.

https://steemit.com/haiku/@jurich60/vdux-haiku-contest--rain-gyzbfcwu

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Nice!!! Love the rhythm and rhymes.

My 2nd entry:
Rain

Rain, rain, raindrops fall
Frogs jump and jump happily
Bath their body, whole!

https://steemit.com/haiku/@jurich60/vdux-haiku-contest-entry-2--rain-urqnpuyw

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Rain falling softly
Thunder rolls in the distance
Good day for sleeping
;-)

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Yes! Agree!

Welcome back to the contest!!!

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Thanks, I appreciate it!

I hope all is well with you! ;-)

As for me, I really am sleepy, and I think I'll crash soon. Take care!

Hi! I am a robot. I just upvoted you! Readers might be interested in similar content by the same author:
https://steemit.com/contest/@vdux/contest-vdux-haiku-mosh-pit-2-sbds-and-more-for-the-winner

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Glad you enjoyed it! Yep, I'm the same author. Toodles!

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I never thought about rain that way. Really nice.

I love when it rains. When I am in the garden. And the plants need food.

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You are a haiku machine, @offgridlife!

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I love writing them. So much fun to think of them. There is always more.

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😁 It's a wonder that haikubot isn't visiting more of your drops!

Awesome, I love this. And I really love the rain. I hope that I win.

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Such a funny one. Love it. 😎

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Maybe!

Oh Beautiful rain. The sound you make on my roof. When I am inside.

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Hi @vdux :-) Thanks for the contest and here's my entry:

Late August downpour -
in the garden a tear hides
between the dense drops

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Nice imagery. Why is the garden sad?

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In the garden, someone is crying but it's up to the reader to give an answer to your question 🙂 Thanks for your appreciation!

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Oh, I see. Nicely done!

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Yuppies! 😁 I sent you a little contribution for the next round

Something a little different :) ~ https://steempeak.com/haiku/@kaelci/rain-or-lack-thereof-a-haiku-for-vdux-a-post-for-hayrunners

Cloudless skies torment
"Water!" screams the thirsting ground
Farmers; suffering

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We have the same problems in the US. No rain where we need it. And then, we have too much where we don't!

Good to hear from you again. I see you're using steampeak? I'll have to check it out. What's the advantage over steemit?

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Oh, yes! I am loving SteemPeak!

The main advantages I'm finding are drafts actually get saved properly, never to be lost again! and I can save my posts as templates. I can be lazy sometimes, so the ability to just save my image liner and footer thingee and have the post formatted how I usually format it at the ready for me to just fill in is wonderful. OH! And it is so much faster than steemit, or busy.org. I use an old laptop with 4gb of RAM so things are slow anyway, but the improvement in site speeds is fantastic. No longer do I see "this website is slowing down your browser!" haha. :D

I started using SteemPeak after reading @themarkymark's ~ https://steempeak.com/steemit/@themarkymark/why-are-you-still-using-steemit-com ~ explains things a lot better than I can! But I would recommend at least having a look at it. :)

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OMG it lets me schedule my posts in advance!!!!

Brilliant. You rock!

splat! right on my ear
puddle squelching on my boots
rainy day outside.

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Which banana wrote that one?

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It was me. I love writing poetry, and I love rain, and I love the squelching noise of boots in a mud puddle!
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What a precocious little banana!

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I'm not really sure what that word means, but my mom says I have a "good little noggin."

A LUCKY BREAK?

Was it a lucky
break, when my ankle aches, I
know It will rain soon!

https://steemit.com/poetry/@emergehealthier/a-haiku-a-lucky-break-vywa3tff

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Second job as a weather forecaster...?

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Lol, I might do a better job than the forecasters that say 50% chance of rain.

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Soundtrack
by @amayphin
The sound of raindrops
makes a beautiful soundtrack
melancholy mood.

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Yea. I know how that feels.

Is Rain avenging
By merciless droughts and storms,
Our rape of nature

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Whoa. Never thought about it that way.

Hi, again my dear friend @vdux! Long time no see...

I love the rain and its sound on the roof, especially in the company of a woman, cuddling each other

Here is my haiku...

Rain brings life again
you wake up nature widely
that once was asleep

Cheers!

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Well hello there! Welcome back!!!

Cuddling is a pretty wonderful thing when it's raining. Haikus are good, too!

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Thank you!

And you are right my friend

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Thanks for the heads up my dear friend!

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https://steemit.com/haiku/@viking-ventures/fall-clatsop-rainstorm-vdux-haiku-contest-entry-20180913t195008601z-post

Here's my take (@shawnsporter) from my years on the North Oregon Coast. Strangely, while snow starts most people thinking about Christmas, these fall rainstorms were what would start me thinking about the holidays!

Rain rain and more rain. Will you ever stop raining. Now I need some sun.

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Me too! Big storm coming to my part of the US, could be devastating. Millions already under evacuation orders. Ugh.

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Me too... preparing for the biggest hurricane Chapel Hill has ever seen.

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Yea, get them bananas to dry ground!

In all seriousness, be safe.

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Thanks, you too!

Clouds encloud
So they can later tell what
They saw on the way.

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Flower in bloom is
Often seen as miracle.
Why not all life?

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Esta es mi entrada para el haiku:

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Oh hermosa lluvia
caes gota por gota
dejando tu rocio