Happy National Haiku Poetry Day!

shahnm thought this was worth mentioning said

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


Have at it, Mehtizens…