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Win a personalized set of the first 5 books of T. A. Barron's The Merlin Saga by creating an original poem in haiku style!

Compose and enter your short original haiku — three lines, the first with 5 syllables, then 7, then 5 again — that contains or features an aspect of Hope, one of Merlin's magical words featured in the non-fiction book, The Wisdom of Merlin: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life. After Monday, August 12, 2019 I will select my top 3 favorites and award those blossoming poets with a signed book package!

(Need more information about haiku? This how-to page has some good tips!)

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COMPOSE YOUR HAIKU

If you haven't written any poetry since English class, haikus are a terrific way to stretch your creative wings! Deceptively simple — a typical haiku is just three short, non-rhyming lines — this form of poetry originated in Japan and typically captures a moment in nature.

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SUBMIT YOUR HAIKU

Enter the text of your haiku in the form below, along with your name and email address so I can reach you if your poem is selected as one of the winners.  Be sure to read the Official Rules!

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SHARE YOUR HAIKU

Share to encourage friends to exercise their creative muscles and try their hand at some poetry — your circle could be filled with visionary poets just waiting to burst into bloom! Or, try to find another thought or scene to express in poetic language and enter again... there's no limit to the number of original entries you can submit!

 

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Entries for this contest are now closed. I'll be reaching out to the winners before the end of August 2019, so if you've entered one or more poems, keep an eye on your email! In the meantime, why not scroll down and read some of the terrific submissions?

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Some of the entries so far...

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