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Post Reply Contest! Write Romantic Haiku Inspired by Utakoi & Chihayafuru! Win Prizes!
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Chihayafuru--

Ancient melody
Of a time when we were friends
A lovely refrain
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Chihayafuru

Years ago we played
Till the sun rose high above
And now, no longer
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Like soft autumn rain
A refreshing remembrance
Water and dried leaves

-Juin Roet


To invoke the intimacy and quiet romance of Fall, its trial of time and temperance, of harvest, mature love, the refreshing quality of water on the 100 "dried leaves" composing the Hyakunin isshu revisioned by Uta Koi. Or as a duality, the sublimity of tea's warmth (water, dried leaves, thus tea) against the coolness of a rainy Autumn day spent in fond nostalgia; the joy of warmth, and reminiscing for a cool, reserved place (passion in Feudal Japan).

More intimately, to cry over dear, old memories restirred without sadness, but instead another certain powerful emotion that overcomes it, perhaps a fervent accepting thankfulness of things that were; beautiful memoirs of past passion run with pleasant tears.


The dried leaves can also be interpreted as a reference to Chihayafuru and competitive karuta, how the paper cards are laid down before the players as leaves from a tree, how Chihayafuru has revitalized, further popularized, the aged game. How Autumn is a time of memory and loss to be endured until spring comes once more (Ayase's displaced friends and endurance to see them again). However, I was definitely thinking more along the lines of Uta Koi, which feels ironic now, because I seem to keep finding it more and more fitting the other way around...

Anyway, the last element would have to be taking something small and vague then making it into something larger and more specific by use of many words to acquire loot. Short poems, a game, a manga, an anime series, ideally profit. A contest, a haiku, then finally this post and hopefully some swag (heheheheh *chortles behind paper fan coyly* ). Short of some certainly ill cards, I'm keen on seeing how this new PS3 thing works.
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31 / M / tn
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silent love so close
held within a breath away
tears all that remain
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Utakoi~

These petals cascade
on my fluttering wings that feels
Passionate for you.
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Chihayafuru

Beauty that binds me
and words that encourage me,
Love shall surely bloom

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LOL this is my first time writing Haiku xD


Anime: Chihayafuru


Three little robins

Voyage on parts a scarlet river

Waits to reunite again


So, the three are Chihaya, Taichi, and Arata. They went their separate ways, but soon they'll meet together again. scarlet river = Tatsuta River
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Shadows Cling And Doubt
Your Burning Intensity
Loves Me With No Regrets

Inspired by episode 7 of Uta Koi with Ko No Naishi and Michitaka-sama <3.
Let their love blooom!~
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Omigosh, this is an awesome contest idea. I love haikus.
Mine is inspired by Chihayafuru.

On the tatami
emerges the beauty of
poetry with friends

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Spring brings fleeting love.
That comes and goes like seasons.
Fleeting like the wind.


I tried my best.... :sweatingbullets:
I really didn't know what to write so I kept revising and revising. hahaha....
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Posted 8/17/12 , edited 8/17/12
I started writing these and then couldn't stop! I don't know if we're allowed multiple entries, but here are all of mine. The best (and the one I'd like entered if we're only allowed one) is at the top. It's also the only one that will work for both series. The rest are all Utakoi~<3

The crimson river
Dims against the brighter shade
Of my love for you.

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Let us watch the moon
As we once did, long ago,
When we still knew love.

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You might curse my name,
But I know deep in my heart
You say "I love you."

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A hundred more nights
until you may take my hand.
These days are too long.

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She is beautiful,
But I'm too low; it's as though
I reach for the moon.

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We travel eastwards,
You and I, and him as well,
Always together.

<3
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Okay here it goes.
Anime: Utakoi

Crimson flees at dawn
From marriage to another
On her lover's back
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26 / F / Baroque City
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This is for Ariwara no Narihira of Utakoi.

Crimson fades to white
Winter silence brings sorrow
I mourn my lost love.

Aeriya 
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27 / F / USA
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Posted 8/18/12
Those in worry or lack the confidence, don't overthink yourself. You'll do just fine. ^^
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Posted 8/19/12
When will we find out the results of the contest?
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