Celebrating National Haiku Poetry Day

kaleidoscope me
fuchsia, orange, purple too ~
flowerlicious spring

Day 17 of National Poetry Writing Month, which is also National Haiku Poetry Day. Toads asks us to write a traditional haiku:
* three lines, 5-7-5 syllabic structure
* must include a kigo (seasonal reference)
* must include a kiru (cutting/juxtapositioning/punctuation that shifts focus).  Here the toy kaleidoscope becomes spring’s profusion of flowers.

Photos: first is from the San Diego Botanical Gardens last month. The lilac photo was taken last May in Harvard Arboretum’s lilac lane.

Stop in at Toads today to sample some wonderful haiku! 

16 thoughts on “Celebrating National Haiku Poetry Day

  1. rivrvlogr April 17, 2020 / 10:59 am

    Lovely photos, and perfect for your words, Lillian. Thank you for the reminder about National Haiku Poetry Day.


  2. Sherry Marr April 17, 2020 / 11:34 am

    I LOVE that “flowerlicious spring”!!! Perfect.


  3. Kenji Kojima April 17, 2020 / 12:05 pm

    Awesome! You know much much more about haiku-writing than me.


    • lillian April 18, 2020 / 11:59 am

      Oh I doubt that….but so glad to see you here and glad you enjoyed my haiku! 🙂 I trust you and your family are well. I am so often reminded of what good timing George and I had to travel to China and Japan last year! 🙂


      • Kenji April 18, 2020 / 1:43 pm

        Indeed! Had you planned your travel in March this year…, oh, just imagining that makes me shiver!


  4. Ellecee April 17, 2020 / 12:18 pm

    Beautiful❣️❣️“Flowerlicious spring” 💕


  5. sanaarizvi April 17, 2020 / 2:00 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! 💝💝


  6. Kerry April 18, 2020 / 3:18 am

    A delight!


  7. kim881 April 18, 2020 / 3:58 am

    A colourful kaleidoscope haiku, Lill!


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