Spring Haiku Challenge


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Making Spring haiku--
it is not rocket science.
Follow this pattern.

*Objection to the above sample:

“No matter what you were taught in 11th grade English, the poems [haiku] do not have to be three lines of five-syllable, seven-syllable, five-syllable form. There’s a huge misconception about haiku—that it is in anyway remotely related to 5-7-5. The most characteristic thing about haiku is there’s a silent pause in the middle. You get one image and then there’s this pause, this silence, and then you get a second image. Readers fill out the rest of the story with their imaginations.”

John Scarlett, quoting Watertown Daily Times article.

Sample 2

Making Spring haiku:
brush dipped and poised--
neighbor knocking.

The kanji character "haru" means spring.

It's time again for the annual NCPR Spring Haiku challenge. Join the hundreds who have sniffed out the the coming season of new growth and put it all into a very few words.

Submit Your Haiku: (images may be attached)