Winners of the Haiku Contest!


Quick Announcements

You’re the best! I’m glad everyone enjoyed our second Haiku contest, and I’d like to personally thank all of you who left such thoughtful responses on other submitters’ haiku–that’s what this is really about. We all know how good it feels to receive feedback on our work. Good on you for giving that to others, and thanks for making this so fun!

I’d like to recognize a few honorable mentions before announcing the “winning” haiku:

Six (of many) Notable Mentions:


Submitted by Spiral Artist

The Nudity of Bandages
Heart in my wounded hand,
she bares her skin and shivers:
such grace in old scars.


Submitted by  Christopher Perry

On Autumn
Dry leaves falling
Silently on sunlit church
Tears cleanse the path home


Submitted by Poetry Science

On this Earth
On this earth I’ve found
In even bitter winters
A warm summer’s day.


Submitted by floweringink

I swallow your pain
Silence breathes in the shadows
Dies in a whisper


Submitted by Ben Naga

Speaking in Tongues
Nature’s elements
Fire, water, air and earth
Beckon our spirit


Submitted by rivrvlogr

scattered clouds drifting
sun revealed in patch of blue
yellow leaves ablaze

Winning Haiku

Congratulations, Hélène! We loved your haiku “Solitude” and have published it on the front page of Vita Brevis here!

Submitted by Hélène Vaillant

Restful solitude
Beneath Willow’s tender arms
All is as it is


39 thoughts

  1. Reblogged this on Writing in Blood and commented:
    Annnd the winning haiku? Well. They were all perfect. 😉 However, EiC of Vita Brevis had the hard job of choosing, and we all, I think applaud his choice. Brava Hélène Vaillant!

  2. Reblogged this on Stories From the Edge of Blindness and commented:
    The results of the super fun Haiku Challenge from Vita Brevis are in! Congratulations to Hélène Vaillant on her gorgeous winning haiku! I am thrilled to have found this wonderfully supportive and talented community!

  3. Congratulations to all who participated. It was inspiring to meet many of you and to read all the different haiku we all came up with. Thank you Brian!

  4. Oooooh, so close. This was my first time submitting for a contest, ever. Given that I caught this one right near the end, I’m so glad I got to.

    Also: shout out to those who entered, everyone who shared and, of course, Vita Brevis for letting me participate.

    1. Good for you to have entered Spatial Artist, in the top six is fabulous. It was my second time to enter this contest.

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