Thank You Haiku

Poetry Contest
The topic for this poetry contest is to create a 5-7-5 poem in the form of a Thank You Note that is addressed to a real or imagined place you have visited or want to visit. The poem can be serious or funny.

Dear Hudson River (5 syllables) is an example of an opening salutation. Sincerely, Charley (5 syllables) is an example of a closing salutation.

Either the opening or closing salutation MUST be included in your 5-7-5 format. The one not used can or cannot be included with your poem. Remember only one salutation is required for your poem, the second one is a bonus and does not count against the 5-7-5, three lines of text. If you choose to use both salutations, then only three lines of text in the 5-7-5 syllable format is allowed.

Artwork or photograph is strongly suggested, but not required.

The contest winner will win half of the prize pool of 90.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Monday, November 1, 2021.

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Created by Mark D. R.
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This contest requires "blind" entries. That means your posted work will have no means to identify you when viewed. Your name and other information will not be shown. Fan notifications will not be sent for work posted in this contest. It will still be available in your portfolio and treated like all other posts. But when viewed information to identify it with you will not be shown until after the voting is completed. As a blind entry, authors should make every effort to ensure that their identity can not be determined from the post. That includes formatting of text, descriptions, title formatting and author notes.

All contest entries will be reviewed by the Contest Entry Compliance Committee. The committee will read all entries to ensure that the contest rules are being followed. If your entry is disqualified you will not be refunded the entry fees. The committee will review the entries when the deadline is reached. The voting will begin after the committee determines that all entries qualify and disqualify those that do not. This contest is open to all members. Past contest winners can join the contest. A voting booth will be created shortly after the deadline is reached. At that time all participants will be contacted so they can vote.

The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:

    This poem contest is written as a Thank You Haiku with a specific 5-7-5 syllable content. Rhymes, alliteration, or other poetic devices are permitted. Innovative artwork or photograph should be counted in the overall presentation

This contest is full. There are no reserved spots remaining. There are a limited number of entries. A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote. One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on that work is not eligible for a contest.

Click the link above to submit your entry. Members with reservations can use the link provided in their contest profile. Members may not request votes, mention contest entries, or notify potential voters of the vote by private message or other means as specified in the contest terms. The site automatically checks for this form of communication. A break in the contest terms will result in the cancellation of the account.

Deadline: Monday, November 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.

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Entered Forever Grateful
Entered a visit to Thoreau's Walden Pond
Entered Dear Las Vegas
Entered City of Lovers
Waiting For Entry
Entered Golden Gate Bridge
Waiting For Entry
Entered Kindness to Seniors
Entered The Corner Tavern
Entered Very cool!
Entered Haiku(thank you small study)
Entered my dearest Grand Isle
Entered Past days
Waiting For Entry
Entered Still Alive
Entered Summer Swiss Alps
Entered Thanks, Little White Church
Entered Viewing Pleasure