「五・七・五」詩

5-7-5 Poem Writing Competition

JLfest 2022

Objective

The competition aims at enhancing creative writing skills and language appreciation among Japanese language learners through poem writing.

This year's theme

「マスク」

RESULT ANNOUNCEMENT

This year, we received 145 entries, out of which 25 were disqualified to due having the word マスク in the poem as well as exceeding 17 syllables or sounds. Upon tabulation of the results from the 4 judges, only 9 entries made it to the top.

Best 9 entries

with judges' comments

どう見ても
 目しかみえない
  だれかしら

Soh Yi Ren

Johor

ユニークな実感

NAKAJIMA TORU

誰、誰??

口元が見えないと、わからない。

OGATA TAMAKI

何だか面白い.....”だれかしら?”「その通り」だという気持ちもありますね。

MELODY LAI MUI LOON

A common situation while wearing a mask. Very relatable.

DR NORMALIS AMZAH

よくある事実

NAKAJIMA TORU

小さな声、ええ、それ、英語?

マレー語?中国語、なんだ日本語か~

OGATA TAMAKI

A common situation when we wear a mask..

DR NORMALIS AMZAH

すみません

  聞こえないので

   もう一度

Ooi Wei Ling

Perlis

好きな人

    顔が見えない

         まだ好きだ

Nur Syahirah Zainoor Hisham

Kuala Lumpur

簡単な言葉で自分の感情を伝えることができました。

MELODY LAI MUI LOON

Beautiful love poem related to mask

DR NORMALIS AMZAH

忘れたら

     また買うべきだ

          増えていく

Hafiy Nufail Khairuddin

Kuala Lumpur

文体の組み合わせは良かったですが、気持ちがよく分かりません。

MELODY LAI MUI LOON

Probably an environmental issue with 'mask'.

DR NORMALIS AMZAH

どこ見ても

     顔見えなくて

          寂しいね

Muhd Mirzamuqri Wafiuddin Zulkaria

Pahang

分かりやすいです。マスクをつけると寂しい雰囲気を感じます。

MELODY LAI MUI LOON

みえないな

    かくれたのかお

        どんなだか

Khoo Honzui

Johor

The most difficult thing about wearing a mask is losing the signal in communication. This is the most relatetable situation and is captured beautifully in a very short poem.

DR NORMALIS AMZAH

It captured the sad truth of mask-wearing culture.

DR NORMALIS AMZAH

ドラえもん

 コロナなくなる

  道具ある?

Thse Xin Yao

Johor

お願い、どこにあるの? いい知恵、教えてドラえもん

OGATA TAMAKI

やすいけど

 やくにたつもの

  ありがたい

Nurhuratul Najaa Shafian

Pahang

分かりやすくて、リズム感があります。マスクをつけたほうがいいという気持ちをきちんと伝えることができました。

MELODY LAI MUI LOON

目だけ見て

 好きな人なら

  すぐ分かる

Muhammad Irfan Aqil Mohd Andrie

Pahang

実感がある

NAKAJIMA TORU

PANEL OF JUDGES

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NAKAJIMA Toru

Japanese Language Teacher

A TO Z LANGUAGE CENTRE SDN BHD

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OGATA Tamaki

Calligraphy Instructor

MALAYSIA

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Dr Normalis Amzah

Japanese Language Lecturer

UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA

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Melody Lai Mui Loon

Japanese Language Teacher

SM LOK YUK KOTA KINABALU (CF)

COMMENTS FROM THE JUDGES

  "This competition is applicable for both basic and advanced levels of Japanese language learners. It provides opportunities for the learners to practise not only their language skill but also their language creativity as well."

Dr NORMALIS AMZAH

  "It was an honour to be one of the judges for this year’s Poem Writing Competition. What a joyful challenge it has been, journeying through these poems to find the best entries! It was humbling to read so many interesting, creative and terrific poems such as “colourful mask”, “feeling lonely”, “optimism” and so on. I thoroughly enjoyed them. Some were wonderful in their own ways. However, don't equate 'quantity' with 'quality'. And if yours were not chosen this year, please do try again next year!"

MELODY LAI MUI LOON

 「こんな時期でも恋をし、人にひかれて、生きていく人々に感銘します。マスクのおかげで大声で怒ったり、なじったりする人が少ない。でも目だけの確認で間違い人も、多くなった。 そんな日々のことが、上手くまとまっていました。」

OGATA TAMAKI