International Haiku Day #haiku #holiday #Japan #poet

If you enjoy this
post, please retweet it on this
most wonderful day.

It is Haiku Day
on all April seventeenths;
this is how I’ll talk.

All day on this day
on social media this
is what I will do.

Ev’ry sentence will
be seventeen syllables
long to honor it.

Yes, I will use po-
etic license to assure
my true compliance.

Expect grammati-
cal nonsense that doesn’t real-
ly make any sense.

Broken words, abbre-
viations, and contractions
are the norm today.

While this may get old
very quickly, I am com-
mitted to this path.

All sentences must
be seventeen syllables
long on Haiku Day.

Haikus are a fascinating form of poetry from old Japan.

Follow me on Twitter @gsllc if you would like to.


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