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An Introduction to Haiku - What is haiku?

Geplaatst op 14 januari, 2020 om 0:05 Comments reacties (325)


What is haiku?


Haiku is a form of poetry that originated in Japan. It focuses on a brief moment in time, and a sense of enlightenment. A traditional* haiku is composed of seventeen syllables in three short lines. The first line contains five syllables, the second line seven syllables, and the third line five syllables. A haiku is usually written in the present tense, with a pause at the end of the first or second li...

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Halloweensie Contest 2019

Geplaatst op 29 oktober, 2019 om 18:35 Comments reacties (490)


Yay! It’s time for the 9TH ANNUAL HALLOWEENSIE CONTEST!!!


“Everyone deserves a chance to fly” 


Witch’s Brew

Corine Timmer (100 words)


Witch’s Brew


“What’s wrong?” Rat shrieked.

“I’m dying!” Witch groaned. “I added snakeroot instead of snail saliva.”

“Where’s your Potions Bible?” Rat sputtered....

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Daddy Long Legs (Book Review)

Geplaatst op 24 maart, 2019 om 10:15 Comments reacties (19358)

There are not many bookstores in the Algarve and those that exist have a limited English section. So I tend to read children’s picture books in Portuguese. While shopping this morning a bright yellow cover grabbed my attention. Papa das pernas longas ( Daddy Long Legs). Yellow always works well. Here is my review in English.


When Matthew’s father’s car has trouble starting, Matthew thinks they may never get to kindergarten. Worse still, what if they get the...

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Naviar Records Haiku Music Challenge

Geplaatst op 27 januari, 2019 om 7:45 Comments reacties (540)


When I read the Haiku Foundation’s post about The Haiku Music Challenge, I was intrigued. As a result of my curiosity I decided to give it a go myself. The GarageBand app on my computer had been idle for some years. Last week I composed my first creation. This is my second one. There’s much to learn, but it’s SUCH FUN. Madhuri Pillai’s haiku inspired me to participate again in the Naviar Records Haiku Music Challenge. Here is her wonderful haiku:...

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