National Haiku Poetry Day

I had planned to take a day off from writing haiku, and then I read a post from Annette Rochelle Aben yesterday… that Sunday April 17th is National Haiku Poetry Day! I’m not addicted to haiku. I can stop any time I choose. I didn’t have to post this…

Oh, who am I kidding! Here are some haiku on the theme of … haiku. Maybe you could write your own to join in today too?

Haiku poetry
Just seventeen syllables
The world in your hand.

Narrow horizons
Focus on idea’s core
Use as mind’s whetstone.

Choose your words wisely
Joy of nature, or comic
Accept no constraints!

Learn more about the actual celebrations scheduled for this day



29 thoughts on “National Haiku Poetry Day

  1. Awesome! I shall accept no constraints and take that world by the hand! Oh, and just sayin’, those balloons compliment your color scheme there. Cheers.

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  3. A loveeeely trio Al, especially the second one . Perhaps the last contradicts the first?? my sensei also says “no constraints” trad Japanese haiku was 17 syllables in the old language but Basho hit that on the head

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    • 17 syllables is just the (conventional) form – by no constraints, I was referring to the content within that. If we see the 17 syllable “rule” as “freeing”, rather than restricting, then our whole perspective changes 🙂


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