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Old January 5th, 2014 (8:39 AM). Edited January 10th, 2014 by Incinermyn.
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    Biweekly Haiku Contest III

    Rules and Entry Information

    1.) Signups are determined on a first-come/first-serve basis. Entrants must submit an entry when they ask to signup. Spots will not be saved for people, even if they ask to reserve them

    2.) This is a haiku-only contest, meaning that poems must meet the requirement for American/English haikus. The form is based on the amount of syllables, parts that a word sounds like it’s broken up into, per line (specifically, five syllables on the first line, seven on the second, and five on the last). If a poem is one or two syllables under/over, they might still be accepted at the host’s discretion, but please try to keep track of how many syllables are in each word you use.

    3.) Poems must incorporate a select theme each round. Due to writers’ interpretations of themes, entries will not be turned down so long as the theme is at least referenced in the poem. However, poems that have nothing to do with the theme at all will be disqualified.

    4.) The submission period ends one week from the day this thread has been started. After which, the voting period begins and lasts an additional week. Votes are to be submitted via PM or VM to the host (i.e. Incinermyn) in the form of a ballot. Each person is allowed to vote for up to three poems, and contestants ARE allowed to vote for their own entries. Once the voting deadline passes, votes will be tallied and the three entries with the most votes will be announced. In the event of a tie or lack of votes, the host will cast the deciding vote.

    Round Theme: Renewal
    Entry Deadline: Saturday, January 11th, 2014 (12:00PM/Noon, CST)
    Voting Deadline: Saturday, January 18th, 2014 (12:00PM/Noon, CST).

    *Rules, timescales, and other parameters are subject to change without notice.

    Entry List

    1.) By ToWriteLove
    A rebirth of self and all,
    First day, New day, Whole

    2.) By Slayr231
    Shedding the old skin,
    Becoming anew again.
    Growing ever strong.

    3.) By Zephyrion
    Amidst the dead soil,
    A flower blooms from the ground
    New life has been found

    4.) By BlahISuck
    Chalk white bones in soup:
    The lucid broth brings to life
    Mine own, cold and dry.

    5.) By Wobbu
    A lonely acorn.
    Hoping to be tall one day,
    Just like its parent.

    6.) By Vociferocity
    wings reduced to ash -
    knowing that you'll rise once more
    doesn't stop the pain.

    7.) By chaoticlapras
    I fell off the cliff
    My soul escaping from me
    I was born again
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