Wednesday, 1 June 2011
QOTW: Hollywood Haiku Runner-up! Do you Haiku?
I had a wonderful surprise waiting for me yesterday afternoon when I read my emails - one of my entries was a runner-up for the Best For Film Hollywood Haiku Competition. Even more thrilling was that my friend and fellow blogger, Madeleine Maddocks, was also a runner-up.
Madeleine is the person I credit for inspiring me to write Haikus, and even took the time to let me know about the competition. She also takes part in a weekly Haiku meme, Sensational Haiku Wednesday.
The way in which the competition was run, and the professionalism of the Best For Film site, was a refreshing experience - I've entered competitions where little was communicated after it had ended, and even been left wondering which of my entries made it through certain rounds. Should they hold any further competitions, I shall definitely be entering.
You can read both our runner-up entries here.
Do you Haiku? I would love to read about your experiences with this form of Japanese poetry, and any places you have submitted it to.
If you haven't, what about it has put you off trying?