Happy National Haiku Poetry Day!
Observed every April 17th.
*From Wikipedia: "A haiku in English is a very short poem in the English language, following to a greater or lesser extent the form and style of the Japanese haiku. A typical haiku is a three-line observation about a fleeting moment involving nature…
Some additional traits are especially associated with English-language haiku (as opposed to Japanese-language haiku):
- a three-line format with 17 syllables arranged in a 5–7–5 pattern…
- little or no punctuation or capitalization, except that cuts are sometimes marked with dashes or ellipses and proper nouns are usually capitalized"*
Here’s my contribution to this day of serene contemplation and reflection:
haiku is bullshit: poetry for idiots who want to sound smart --shahnm
Have at it, Mehtizens…
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