Will you write haiku with us? April is National Poetry Month, so we have a haiku challenge for you!
Each week this month there will be a different topic to write haiku poems about. You don't have to write one every week.
- April 2-10: Write Haiku about this weird new normal we're all adjusting to
- April 11-19: Write haiku about spring in the Sonoran Desert.
- April 19-25: Haiku about books and libraries and reading (it's National Library Week)
- April 26-30: Haiku about our furry, feathered, and scaly friends
- Post your poems as comments to this post on Facebook, or send it via email to Virtual.Library@pima.gov. You can also post it on Twitter or Instagram if you use the hashtag #PCPLhaikuchallenge (so we can find it).
- There are 4 parts to the challenge, each with its own topic and submission dates (see above). You can send in up to 3 haiku for each of the 4 parts.
- Haiku should be original, that is to say, written by you or someone in your family.
- There are no prizes, but your poems will be compiled at the end of the month and published in a blog post on our website.
What’s a haiku? Haiku are non-rhyming poems that are only 3 lines. The first line is 5 syllables, the second is 7 syllables, and the last one is 5 syllables.