Mizu No Oto - Every Image Has Its Haiku - WEEK #18

in haikucontest •  20 days ago

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in the pocket

of my winter coat

a frozen mint

haiku by Michael Rehling

The poetic contest of Bananafish, now with a jackpot of 3 to 5 SBI

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Best haiku award: n. 3 steembasicincome shares

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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 1-3 short verses with no title. The classical haiku form is 3 verses of 5/7/5 syllables, but other forms are allowed, as long as they remain in absolute brevity.

• 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!

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Prompt Image:

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[photo by @theironfelix]


Do you want to know how we evaluate the submitted haiku? These are the characteristics we search for (but not mandatorily):

• 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 6th February, 11:59 PM, GMT -7 (Pacific Daylight Time).

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

I wish everyone good luck!

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Spooky smash.jpg
Here be me entry for this contest here:

Heavenly arches
"The Great Gateway to the West"
Vroom, choo-choo, honk-honk


You're faster and more prolific than everyone! Tell us your secret!


I don’t know how to respond to that question other than pay attention to the timing of things and what days they appear on. Eventually the contest post will appear and the clock’s a ticking.
But hey, that’s just me~



Don't forget to vote for your favorite haiku, though ;)


Won’t forget!!!!~

Dark clouds cover sky
Arch silhouette the skyline
Street lights shine for miles


Contrast between darkness and light. A haiku that seems descriptive, but that makes me think of the intrusiveness of man, who with its powerful lights disturbs the calm shadow of the sky.

A portal no more
Whatever used to come through
Lost to the new age


The supernatural note was missing in the contest... Very ingenious and original! A sort of abandoned Stargate ... what a powerful image!


I guess I am going towards that a lot lately ;)

sky wraps up the day
light switches darkness through arch
i catch horizon


Every verse here is a different movement of a short symphony. the first speaks of a natural rhythm, the second of an artificial rhythm, the third of the individual

Vote your favorite haiku (from this edition) down here:


Excuse me ¿Just one?


Yes, just one :)


Difícil decisión.


This is so difficult.

I am voting for @felixgarciap. The structure of the haiku is right and I like the it transforms the actual image imaginatively into something else. Now when I look at it I see a tounge:-)



Mi voto es para @solperez.


Descriptivo y sugestivo haiku el de @salvao, me gustó la dualidad ajetreo - calma. Va para él mi humilde voto.


Me gusta @mllg.


Mi voto, después de dudarlo entre varios, es para @oacevedo. Me gusta de su poema cómo realza los elementos significativos de la imagen, y lo hace con sutileza y me atrevería a decir magnificencia. Un saludo!


La foto de @theironfelix reúne un conjunto de elementos capaces de generar, por nuestra mirada y pensamiento, diversos y ricos ejercicios poéticos al estilo haiku. Como acostumbro, indico mis favoritos de eta edición, sin ningún orden de preferencia: @javert68justice, @oscarina, @oacevedo, @salvao, @darthgexe, @adncabrera y @ntowl, quienes, a su modo, han sabido jugar con aspectos que podría sugerir o despertar la foto. De todos los nombrados, mis favoritos son @oacevedo, @adncabrera y @@@darthgexe (que creo que es un nuevo participante); los tres abordan, con sutileza y propuesta poética, elementos clave: oscuridad / noche, luz/día y puente como tránsito y unión. Entre los tres, en difícil decisión, voto por @oacevedo.


My favorites this week were from Darthgexe and Mllg. Since I have to choose, I'll go with Mllg's haiku, please.

Mi entrada, amigos de @bananafish.
Gracias a @theironfelix por esa foto. Me encantó.

Cruzar el puente
Hasta el fuego celeste:
Ser otra luz.

To cross the bridge
until the sky fire:
To be other light.

¡Suerte para todos los que concursan en esta edición!


Me parece mágico lograr a través de la misma imagen tantas visiones y percepciones diferentes.
Pienso que todo va de acuerdo al momento y la actitud. Según mi lectura, @lecumberre, debutando con una simpática participación y un haiku aferrado a la rima. @adncabrera, transmite esperanza y fuerza
@oacevedo, logras el equilibrio perfecto entre luces y sombras, como la vida misma. @josemalavem, por el contrario ve más oscuridad que luz en este ejercicio. @Salvao, transita por la cotidianidad, manteniendo una visión clara del entorno. @mllg, percibe la noche como amenaza. @naylet, siente la imagen y la transforma en poesía. @acostacazorla, cita a Babel. Quizás al caos y al ojo controlador que acecha. @solperez, visualiza el dominio de la naturaleza por encima delo terrenal.
Mi voto es para @adncabrera, esperanza, movimiento y constante búsqueda de algo mejor.

Hola, amigos de @bananafish y poetas concursantes.
Se me estaba olvidando poner el enlace de mi participación.


Hola amigo, esta vez te gané, jejeje, por poquito tiempo, pero te gané, jajajajaj
Me gustó mucho tu haiku.
Un abrazo.

Saludos a todos los participantes, y mi reconocimiento a @bananafish, que cada semana nos reúne en esta dinámica. Aquí dejo mi participación. https://steemit.com/haiku/@evagavilan/mizunootoeveryimagehasitshaikuweek18-sktqi5ojij

Reciban mis saludos, estimados amigos de @bananafish y participantes en el concurso. A continuación el enlace de mi post.


Copio aquí el original en español y la versión en inglés.

Nubes sombrías
Un mundo en ocaso
Se abre la noche

Sombre clouds
A world in twilights
The night is opening

Me han deleitado los haikus de esta semana, lo que me indica el don de sutileza que contiene la fotografía de @theironfelix.
Entre todos y luego de ponderar con cuidado los haikus de @evagavilan, @salvao, @adncabrera, @oscarina, @naylet, @josemalavem, doy mi voto para:

Cruzar el puente
Hasta el fuego celeste:
Ser otra luz

de @adncabrera porque me gusta mucho la sugestiva imagen que crea para indicar la transferencia del plano terrestre hacia lo celestial, la poética clarividencia en el tiempo y el espacio, buscando en lo interior del ser lo que habita y flamea en otros cuerpos.

/Good morning, @bananafish.
A new and interesting photography to inspire a haiku. Here my link:

Buenos días @bananafish
Una nueva e interesante fotografía para inspirar un haiku.
Aquí les dejo mi link.


Mi linda @naylet.
En donde hay poesía estás tú.
Te felcito por tu gran actividad.
Un abrazo


Hi!!! You arrived early than me.


If my Internet connection works I have to hurry otherwise it is end of the story. It is already bad since days. Posting is possible but reading/seeing the posts impossible than :(

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Hola amiga @oscarina. Me encanta encontrarte aquí.
Suerte en el concurso.
Hoy estoy comentando.
Mañana leo.


Gracias @mllg igualmente para ti, un abrazo!

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This is my entry for the contest:


This is my first ever attempt at something like this. Let me know how I did.


Welcome . It's my third time.


Thank you!


Welcome to Mizu No Oto!


Thank You!

Estoy todo enredado con mi entrada. El sistema está alterado. Disculpen.


Aún tienes tiempo. Insiste.


Tan lindas y cariñosas personas que hay en esta red. Por eso me agrada tanto steemit. que la hace justa,emnte, su gente. Te explico que fue que me puse a escribir el haiku en inglés con taducción en español, y cuando, y cuando lo edité, me salía en español 2 veces. Un enredo total.Ja, Ja. gracias, querubín steemiano. Dios te bendiga. Mañana lo intento..


Holaaa! A mi me recomendaron y creo que es más fácil, escribir en español y luego traducir al inglés.
jejejej En español contamos las sílabas más fácilmente.
Muchas gracias por tan bellas palabras.
Que pases buenas noches y Dios te regale una hermosa y productiva nueva semana.

Ciao! Che magnifici Haiku queste settimana! Per oggi il mio voto va a @salvao.

Hola! Hay Haiku tan bonitos esta semana! Para hoy mi voto es por @salvao.

Hi! What a beautiful Haikus this week! Today I voted for @salvao.

Ecco qui anche il mio Haiku!
Here my Haiku!

Corro nel freddo -
Attraversando un ponte
Contemplo l’alba

I walk throug the cold -
While crossing a bridge
I admire the dawn