Mizu No Oto - Every Image Has Its Haiku Contest - WEEK #10 - Double Digit Special!

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夢さめて おどろく闇や 秋の暮

yume samete odoroku yami ya aki no kure


awakened from sleep

surprised by the darkness–

late autumn

Haiku by Mizuhara Shūōshi (1892-1981), tr. Luca Cenisi

The 10# edition of Mizu No Oto! We are double digit!

4 @steembasicincome shares jackpot, PLUS the whole payout of this post divided between all present and past participants!


Best haiku award: n. 2 steembasicincome shares

Popular choice award: n. 1 steembasicincome share

Best vote comment: n. 1 steembasicincome share

SPECIAL: to celebrate the 10th edition, each participant will receive a share of this post payout for each time he participated! The total payout will be divided for the total number of entries in these first 10 editions, and every participant will receive that quotient, multiplied by the number of her/his entries. For example, if someone participated 10 times, she/he will receive 10 shares, and so on…


For those that want to unleash their poetic potential, here is how this contest works:

• Look at the prompt image and let yourself be inspired by it.

• Write a haiku related to the prompt image. The haiku should be composed by 3 verses with no title. The 1st verse should be 5 syllables long, the 2nd verse should be 7 syllables long, and the 3rd verse should be 5 syllables long again.

• If you aren’t confident with English enough, you can write your haiku in Spanish, French, or Italian as well. Only remember, if you write in languages different from English, please include an English translation for other readers.

• Post the haiku on your blog or in the comment section below this post. If you make your own post, don’t forget to put the link to it in the comment section below!

Don't forget to use the tag:


Watch out for the @bananafish comment to this post, under which you can cast your vote (and try to win the Best Comment award)

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Prompt Image:

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[photo by courtesy of Edoardo Colavitti]


Do you want to know how we evaluate the submitted haiku? These are the characteristics we search for:

• Kireji (切れ字), a cut between the 1st and the 2nd verses, or between the 2nd and the 3rd; the cut can be grammatical, as a sign of punctuation, or it can be a cut in the meaning, like two different images.

• Kigo (季語), an explicit or implicit reference to a season, that defines the time of the year in which the haiku is composed or referred to.

• Sabi (寂), the sense of the inexorable passage of time, the beauty or serenity that accompanies the advance of age, when the life of the objects and its impermanence are highlighted by patina and wear or by any visible repairs.

• Wabi (侘寂), the taste for frugal and natural things, rustic simplicity, freshness or silence; it can be applied to both natural and artificial objects, or even non-ostentatious elegance.

• Mono no aware (物の哀れ), empathy with nature and human life; the "feeling of things", nostalgia, regret for the passing of time, understanding of the changeability and of the transience without suffering.

• Yūgen (幽玄), sense of wonder and mystery; it represents the state of mind produced by the inexplicable fascination of things, the feeling of an 'other' universe, full of mysterious unity.

• Karumi (軽み), beauty in simplicity; poetic beauty reflected in its simplicity, free from preconceptions and moral judgment.

• Shiori (しおり), gentleness; the levity and the delicate charm that radiates from the verses, where things are evoked in the reader without aggressiveness or excessive explicitness.


Submission deadline: Wednesday 28th November, 11:59 PM, GMT -7 (Pacific Daylight Time).

The results will be out on Thursday 29th November, 1:00 PM, GMT -7 (Pacific Daylight Time).

I wish everyone good luck!

Yours haiku dealer



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...And don't forget, every Wednesday:



Thank you so much for the support you're doing to this post! You're awesome! I already know it, but now I have further confirmation!

Vote your favorite haiku down here!

@theironfelix charmed me and gave me a chuckle. I don't know if haiku is supposed to do that, but he's got my vote this week. Of course, I love so many others. A pleasure to read them.

Amé la fotografía de esta semana. Produjo pensamientos que convirtieron a la hoja y la madera en personajes, humanizando la vida vegetal. Personalmente me hizo percatarme de que aún queda mucha vida y hermosura en una hoja seca y en la madera agrietada. Mi Haiku preferido esta semana es el de @oacevedo quien resume este sentimiento mío en su primer verso "cuento de otoño".

I loved this week's photography. It produced thoughts that turned the leaf and wood into characters, humanizing plant life. Personally it made me realize that there is still a lot of life and beauty in a dry leaf and cracked wood. My favorite Haiku this week is @oacevedo who sums up this feeling of mine in his first verse "Autumn story".

Amigos, vuelve a estar difícil la decisión del voto por uno de los ejercicios concursantes, pues estimo que hay varios bastante buenos. Me gustan los de @calluna, @oacevedo, @agmoore y @marlyncabrera. Aunque quizás no sea aceptado, según las reglas, comparto mi voto entre los ejercicios de @calluna y @oacevedo. En ambos resalto la delicadeza de la palabra. En el de @oacevedo una síntesis particular y muy sugerente en su primer verso: "Cuento de otoño", que expresa la historia del encuentro fortuito de los dos elementos naturales: hoja y madera, en los dos versos siguientes. En el de @calluna, se concentra un sentido filosófico acerca de la vida expresado en advertir el cambio tácito de la hoja viva a su vejez y muerte que nutre nuevamente la vida; todo ello dicho en un expresivo lenguaje descriptivo.


Friends, the decision to vote for one of the competing exercises is once again difficult, since I believe there are several quite good exercises. I like those of @calluna, @oacevedo, @agmoore and @marlyncabrera. Although it may not be accepted, according to the rules, I share my vote between the exercises of @calluna and @oacevedo. In both I emphasize the delicacy of the word. In the @oacevedo a particular and very suggestive synthesis in its first verse: "Story of autumn", which expresses the history of the fortuitous encounter of the two natural elements: leaf and wood, in the following two verses. In @calluna, a philosophical sense about life is concentrated, expressed in the tacit change of the living leaf to its old age and death that nourishes life again; all this said in an expressive descriptive language.

I would vote for @oacevedo with his simple yet deep imagine. It enshrines an authentic zen spirit.

My vote goes to @moonprincess. Not sure about the syllable count. Only made a date today.

Fallen orange leaf
Floated to rest on walkway
Bitter cold arrives

Thank you for your now famous simplicity and cleanness. Haiku flow easy for you!

Life that once grew here
drifts, curled and desiccated
returns to the roots

...and the circle closes! As in the ensō, one of the most important Zen symbols (and, by the way, present in the contest logo). Thank you, Cal!

Here be me entry for this contest here.

Creak, crease, crack, crumble.
"Brown, yet active opposites"
- says leaf on the boards.

{Literal translations, both follow not the 17-syllable limit.}

Chirriar, plegar, grieta, caer. "Marron, pero activos opuestos" - dice hoja en las tableros.

吱吱,折痕,裂缝,崩溃。 "布朗,但活跃的对立面" - 说板上的叶子。

I upvoted you on your post, but will repeat here: I really, really like this haiku. It's whimsical and yet thoughtful. It's conversational and philosophical. And...it got me thinking about cereal :))

Ahora mi comentario, a propósito de esta foto y de muchas de las participaciones de esta semana:
El tiempo y su huella reflejados en las vetas de la madera y en la nervadura de la hoja seca, nos hace recordar la brevedad de nuestro tránsito por la vida.


Now my comment, about this photo and many of the participations this week:
The time and its trace reflected in the veins of the wood and in the rib of the dry leaf reminds us of the brevity of our passage through life.

seen from rumbling train:
fallen leaf just being there
crisp without decay

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Right at the last moment! Welcome to Mizu no Oto!

Hey, @bananafish!

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Additional comment:

Haiku contest which provokes the crowd creativity – awesome! You have a great evaluation system I enjoyed learning more about it. You also look very dedicated to your community, so we will continue to follow you and read about the things you do. We also have a small question – did you ever consider making a haiku poetry ebook for example? You could include best entries and put it for free on eBook Stores. With good background story – maybe it could attract new people on Steemit, and on the other hand – maybe our talented authors could get their first fans. Anyway, feel free to come to our discord for a chat, brainstorming or to drop some worthy link. Good luck!

Best regards

As the @bananafish founder, I'd be pleased to invite you to join our discord server. We hope to see you soon in our fiction and poetry realms 🙂

Hey thanks! I will do that later this day :-) See you there!

Thank you @crowdmind for your words! We're very moved by your interest in our activities, since we care a very much about creating and nurturing a strong community of artistic minds, who incteracts together not for a mere matter of crypto, but for a true intellectual desire and pleasure.
You idea about a haiku ebook is very similar to a project we in Bananfish
we imagined for a later phase, when our contests will have reached a larger number of editions. For the moment it's early to talk about it, but we thank you for saying it. It is for us a confirmation that we are going in the right direction!

I have to say that I'm quite impressed by this comment by @hidden84.

One of the most pleasant parts of the week, haiku. Evocative picture. And here is the result:

Lengthening shadow
A dying leaf at day's end
And yet the sun shines

And one of the pleasant parts is reading all your entries. Very delicate and poetic! Plenty of wabi-sabi and shiori

Like the contrast between images. Dark and light. Natural.

Thank you!! I love the haiku moment, every week.

In the midst
of falling autumn leaves
i long for you


Sensible, hermoso, natural y humano; todo al mismo tiempo. Hiciste un gran poema en 17 sílabas. Me conmueve la frescura y delicadeza con la que interpretas una estación del año con un íntimo sentimiento. Felicitaciones @moonprincess

hey im sorry i dont understand?
english please.

Welcome to Mizu no Oto! A melting and romantic haiku!

thank you so much, its my first time trying a haiku, is it correct?

The loss of a leaf
So natural to the tree
Not a thing to mourn

This haiku makes an interesting contrast with the one I read before. It's amazing to see how many interpretations the same photo could have!
I like the calm acceptance of nature.

Thank you. Different views are what art is about, right ;)

Hola amigos del #Haiku, por aquí dejo mi participación https://steemit.com/haikucontest/@marcybetancourt/mizu-no-oto-or-every-image-has-its-haiku-contest-week-10

Sola y seca;
inclemente el tiempo,
se fue la vida.

Alone and dry;
inclement the time,
life was gone.

Thanks for another great prompt image. And a great set of awards this week. Looking forward to seeing some great haikus!


Hello, steemit-friends. With this poem I participate in the Tenth edition of Mizu No Oto - Every Image Has Its Haiku Contest. You can read some commentaries and the spanish and japanese version by read the complete post. https://steemit.com/haikucontest/@yomismosoy/a-haik-in-english-spanish-and-japanese-to-the-mizu-no-oto-every-image-has-its-haiku-contest-week-10

                                                                     it's a small hand
                                                                     the dry leaf over the ground.

                                                                     autumn farewells.

Dejo aquí, con mis saludos y felicitaciones las pocas palabras de mi haiku, agradezco la lectura, la oportunidad y el concepto de @bananafish, quien semana a semana escoge una hermosa fotografía para hacernos imaginar.
¡Suerte a los participantes!

Mi haiku

La reseca hoja

habla con la madera

al ir a tierra

Mi versión al inglés

The dry leaf

speaks with the wood

going to earth

Hola, amigos de este concurso.
Otra vez contento por la posibilidad de leer sus trabajos poéticos en el haiku y de mostrarles el mío: https://steemit.com/haikucontest/@oacevedo/mizu-no-oto-every-image-has-its-haiku-contest-week-10-double-digit-special.

Thank you for continuing the challenges of creating haiku from genuine images. It is pleasant to compete week after week. I congratulate you.

Thank you all for participating and making this place wonderful!

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I love reading your selected haiku in the beginning, Marco.
Here are my verses, I hope you'll enjoy them and good luck to everyone!

Double digits, double the fun.

I can't miss this one! Yo!

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Here's mine.


Keep steemin' you're doing great!

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate. I love this contest — will have to enter into this one.

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