Greetings and welcome to The Haiku Pond. A place to ponder life through haiku. My name is Anthony Nanfito and I’m the caretaker of the Pond.
Each season I share haiku written by myself and others. Each episode features haiku centered around a pre-chosen theme. You can learn more at http://thehaikupond.com .
If you’re ready, let’s prepare for our visit. Take a deep breath and dive in.
Season 3 Premiers July 16, 2022
Thanks so much for listening and supporting this podcast. I am excited to announce that we’ll be returning with a third season of the podcast on July 16, 2022. And this season there will be a few changes.
Changes for Season 3
Instead of weekly episodes, episodes will be released every two weeks on Saturday Bangkok time (that’s GMT +7).
Also, themes will NOT be announced in advance. Instead, the theme for the next episode will be announced at the end of the current episode.
For example, I’ll share the theme for Episode 1 at the end of this episode. When Episode 1 is released, at the end of it, I’ll share the theme for Episode 2 and so on.
This means you’ll have two weeks to select or craft a haiku as inspired by the theme. Your haiku does not need to make use of the theme word (unless you want to) and the format should follow the typical 5-7-5 syllable count—though I myself have broken from this format on occasion so don’t feel 100% committed to it.
How to Submit Your Haiku
You’ll be able to submit your haiku via a Google Form found on the podcast website at http://thehaikupond.com or in the description of each episode, including this one! On the website, you’ll find a big red ‘Submit’ button with the link to the form. If you have any trouble with the form, please email me at thehaikupond (at) gmail [dot] com.
If you want to make the submission process easier for yourself, consider subscribing to the podcast’s free newsletter at http://haikupond.ck.page/. Every time a new episode is released, I’ll send out a link to the episode as well as link to the submission form. All you’ll need to do is open your inbox and follow the links to listen and submit.
Alternatively, you can also follow the podcast on twitter @TheHaikuPond. For best results, turn notifications on.
Theme for Episode 1
Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for! The theme for Episode 1 is Spirits. You may submit one haiku for this theme. It can be published or unpublished — as long as you retain the rights to share it.
Submissions are due by 11:59pm Bangkok time (GMT +7) on Friday July 8, 2022 (so I have the weekend to produce the episode) and the first episode of Season 3 will be released the following week on Saturday July 16, 2022.
So I say again: submissions are due by Friday July 8 and Episode 1 will be released on Saturday July 16.
Stay tuned for more episodes after that to learn about the new themes and hear the haiku submitted by other listeners.
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