Mizu No Oto - Every Image Has Its Haiku - WEEK #21

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Winter chill:

the moon moves away

from the geese

haiku by Alexis Rotella

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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 @marcoriccardi ]


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 27th February, 11:59 PM, GMT -7 (Pacific Daylight Time).

The results will be out on Thursday 28th February, 1:00 PM, GMT -7 (Pacific Daylight Time).

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Nice Vic!

Vote your favorite haiku down here:

Vota tu haiku preferido bajo ahì:


@salvao, vio y se identificó como yo con el elemento más pequeño de la fotografía pero a la vez está en primer plano, reclamando su protagonismo. @darthgexe, dio un paseo por todo el puerto deteniéndose en los más ocultos detalles como lo son los sombreros. @Steemstreems me sorprendió con la figura del mar sin aliento, realmente así se percibe. @oacevedo, nos obsequió con una pintura poética @felixgarciap, sintió a la gaviota triste. Quizás por la tranquilidad del puerto.@sayury, se identificó internamente con la imagen haciendola parte de sí @mllg, observa como espectadora del paisaje ideal. @josegilberto, a la expectativa presagiando un buen día para los que faenan en el puerto. @lecumberre, nos invita a formar parte del espacio y por lo tanto de la poesía.@oscarina, expresa un deseo. Un deseo velado pero que reconozco y sé que muchos compartimos. Y así de una imagen se desprende un sinfín de sentimientos y visiones cada una adaptada a la propia interpretación.
Mi voto de esta semana para @oscarina.
Salvao, he saw and identified himself as me with the smallest element of photography but at the same time he is in the foreground, claiming his protagonism. @darthgexe, took a walk around the port stopping at the most hidden details such as hats. Steemstreems surprised me with the figure of the breathless sea, really so perceived. @oacevedo, gave us a poetic painting @felixgarciap, felt the seagull sad. Perhaps because of the tranquility of the port. @sayury, identified internally with the image making it part of itself @mllg, observes as a spectator of the ideal landscape. @josegilberto, to the expectation presaging a good day for those who work in the port. @lecumberre, invites us to be part of the space and therefore of the poetry. @oscarina, expresses a desire. A veiled desire but that I recognize and I know that many of us share. And so an image gives off an endless number of feelings and visions, each one adapted to its own interpretation.

My vote this week for @oscarina.


My favorite one is by @evagavilan


Hey, my friend, I'm sure you mean @evagavilan.


Once again, you are correct. Thanks.

I don't know what's wrong with me this week. I am like the gang who can't shoot straight!

My goal on here is now gonna be lowered to just completing a post without glaring mistakes. :-0


Interesante juego de palabras que describe detalladamente la imagen; por ello, mi voto es para @darthgexe. Bendicioners para todos.


Por la mayor descripción de elementos presentes en la imagen y la buena composición mi voto es para @darthgexe


Concurren a esta edición ejercicios de muy buena factura, como vine siendo en las últimas semanas. Desde mi apreciación, los de @salvao, @evagavilan, @felixgarciap, @darruiz, @adncabrera, @sayuri y @josegilberto. Mi aproximación a la concepción del haiku me lleva a valorar especialmente los ejercicios de @adncabrera, @felizgarciap y @evagavilan. Me gusta el sentido de observación de la realidad que se nos entrega, así como la expresión de significación sugestiva presentes en ellos. Voto por @adncabrera.

This edition has very good exercises, as I have been in the last few weeks. From my appreciation, those of @salvao, @evagavilan, @felixgarciap, @darruiz, @adncabrera, @sayuri and @josegilberto. My approach to the conception of haiku leads me to especially appreciate the exercises of @adncabrera, @felizgarciap and @evagavilan. I like the sense of observation of reality that is given to us, as well as the expression of suggestive meaning present in them. I vote for @adncabrera.


This week i vote for @sayury, I like how she makes the observer the protagonist and how it compares to summer. Nice kigo

Hereby my entry:

The life saving boats
a new shining day ahead.
Stream of life and death.


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"Stream of life and death", that's water, for some it's life; for others it's death... Good luck, well done.


Poetic haiku.
Very nice. wakeupkitty


Nice haiku with a nice interpretation for the water stream!

¡Aquí mi entrada!

El puerto duerme.
Sus reflejos y sombras
En el mar quieto.

The port sleeps.
Its reflections and shadows
In the quiet sea.

¡Suerte para todos!

¡Gracias, @bananafish!



Tu haiku quedó fuera de mi comentario @adncabrera, pero realmente merece un agradecimiento especial por la información que pones a nuestro alcance. Ahora valoro aún más esta expresión poética.
Your haiku was out of my comment @adncabrera, but it really deserves a special thank you for the information you make available to us. Now I value this poetic expression even more.


Gracias a ti, querida @evagavilan. Explorar estos tópicos es muy apasionante.


Me encanto tu haiku @evagavilan hermoso de verdad

Suerte y prosperidad para todos. Aquí mi participación.

Good luck and prosperity to all. This is me my entry.

Hi and goog luck for everybody. Here is the link of my participation:

And if you haven`t time to read my post, here is my haiku:

Summer reflection:
ligths and color the water
like my soul inside



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Hola! Saludos para todos, por aquí dejando mi participación.


Hello! Greetings to all, here leaving my participation.


Good morning!
This is my entry for this week.
Good luck for everybody.
Have a nice day!


Realmente la imagen parece una postal, captaste muy bien la esencia de la imagen... ¡Buena suerte @mllg!

No es fácil desprenderse de esta especie de dependencia poética, como lo es el haiku. Les deseo éxito nuevamente, en nombre de Dios.


My Entry . Good luck everybody!!!

Saludos, amigos de @bananafish y participantes en el concurso. Aquí el enlace de mi participación, con original en español y versión en inglés. ¡Suerte!


El día aclara
en el puerto plácido
La torre observa.

The day clarifies
in the placid port
The tower observes

Dejo mi participación, en el reto, de verdad cada dia veo cómo escribir un mensaje en 17 sílabas no es nada fácil, pero sí muy agradable poner en funcionamiento nuestra parte creativa. gracias por esa oportunidad que brindan semana a semana.

Hi everybody, this is my haiku:

Very hot season.
I can see the warm water
So far is the cold

...and this is the link of my post:


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