[Greater-Baltimore] Have You "Haiku" Yet?

LaShawn Myles -LBPH- lashawn.myles at maryland.gov
Mon Apr 6 23:17:55 UTC 2020

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*This is really fun*
*Creative juices flowing*
*Pure poetic joy!*

Contributed by: John Owen
Director of Maryland State Library for the Blind Physically Handicapped

LBPH challenges you to come up with your best quarantine-composed Haiku.
What is a “Haiku”? Haiku poems celebrate an appreciation for beauty and
nature. Plants, animals, water, weather, and seasons are often subjects of
a haiku. These poems require the writer to count syllables instead of
words. This form of poetry always uses 3 lines and 17 syllables.

Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables

Example #1
Green and speckled legs,
Hop on logs and lily pads
Splash in cool water.

Example #2
Cherry blossom buds
Do they hear someone coughing?
Better to stay shut!
— Marilyn Berger

Resources to Visit

Send your quarantine-composed haiku to share with our readers.
Email your poem(s) to: lashawn.myles at maryland.gov.

*Don't forget to also Join, Read, and Vote!*

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consider being the most outstanding in each of the categories. All votes
will be tallied to determine the winners. Submit your vote by April 25, 2020

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LaShawn Myles

Youth Services Librarian

Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Maryland State Library

415 Park Avenue

Baltimore, Maryland 21201-3603

410-230-2455 <(410)%20230-2454> (office)

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