Bill Waters ~~ Haiku

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Haiku poetry day 2018 (part 1)

Today is International Haiku Poetry Day, which means it’s time once again for The Haiku Foundation‘s EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration!

Welcome to the largest collaborative poem on the internet. The Audubon Society has designated 2018 as the Year of the Bird (does this come as a surprise to anyone?). Plan to share one poem or many in the world’s largest collaborative poem — bird poems are welcome!

Here is the poem I submitted:

shrub bed —
scratching out a living
the sparrow

Will you be doing anything to mark the day, like attending the annual haiku parade? (Oops! Clearly I’m confusing this with Thanksgiving. LOL!- ) But seriously, why not take a moment to look closely at what’s around you? That’s the heart of haiku: being present in the now — poem optional.

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  1. Chris Lovie-Tyler on said:

    Thanks for the heads up, Bill. I didn’t know that. Two days after International Art Day too!

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