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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Film-Inspired Haiku Competition - My First Entry

Best For Film movie blog is sponsoring an unusual and challenging contest.  Contestants must write a haiku-style poem inspired by the movie of their choice.  The form of haiku consists of 3 lines of poetry -- the first line of 5 syllables, the second of 7 syllables, and the 3rd of 5 syllables.  Multiple entries can be submitted.  This is my first shot at a movie-inspired haiku:

Phantom love, so real,
Magic casements, misty seas,
Goodbye, m'darlin'....

*The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, 1947*

This is an entry for the Best For Film Hollywood Haikus blogging competition. Enter now.


  1. I must have achieved my goal then, Caftan Woman! LOL! That whole movie makes me sigh!

  2. Becky, what a lovely haiku! It's been way too many years since I've seen THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR (or the TV series it spawned, for that matter; I loved it as a kid! :-)). You packed a lot of tender emotion into those 17 syllables -- kudos to you!

  3. Becks,
    You certainly have a winner! Wishing you the best with your beautiful Haiku.

  4. Thanks so much, Dorian and Page. Oh how I love that movie!

  5. Good Luck, Becky!!

    I used to write Haiku poems many years ago. I just love them, yours certainly is a winner.