Daily Archives: April 16, 2016

National Haiku Poetry Day 2016

There is a National Haiku Foundation, http://www.thehaikufoundation.org dedicated to the celebration, promotion and preservation of English Haiku. It officially began January 6, 2009 under the guidance and direction of Red Moon Press founder, Jim Kacian.

In August 2013, the comprehensive anthology, Haiku in English, The First Hundred Years was published, featuring over 200 poets.

NHPD Why bring this up? Other than the fact that I am a poet who writes English Haiku, Sunday. April 17th is National Haiku Poetry Day! Yes, it is AND it is being celebrated all over the world. Bulgaria, Sweden and the United Kingdom are hosting events to commemorate this occasion along with several communities throughout the United States.  Should you be lucky enough to live in California, New York, Louisiana, Vermont, Oregon or Washington State, you will find events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Shreveport, Mount Angel and Seattle, respectively.

Don’t happen to live anywhere near a haiku happening that’s been planned?  Start one of your own!  Write a haiku, read some haiku. Share haiku with the world by blogging your enthusiasm. And remember to hash tag your posts with #NationalHaikuPoetryDay

How I explain haiku to others is simple:

To tell a story

With seventeen syllables

We create haiku

©2015 Annette Rochelle Aben

  Of course I have fallen in love with the 5-7-5 syllable per corresponding line formulated poetry known as haiku and as a result have published three books of my haiku. A Haiku Perspective 2015, PhoKu, visual perspective haiku, and A Haiku Perspective 2016. Find them here: http://www.amazon.com/author/annetterochelleaben.

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 Perhaps you will try your hand at it and if so, be excited to share it with as many people as possible. Oh, and I may make the suggestion that you even share it with your pets and plants. Seriously, they LOVE to connect with our hearts!  Try it, read haiku to a tree one day and feel the love in reciprocation.

Communication

The world is a better place

When we share our joy

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben

 Sharing my joy with you on this awesome, National Haiku Poetry Day, 2016!

 Learn more about the actual celebrations scheduled for this day http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/national-haiku-poetry-day/

The Ultimate Blogger’s Guide to Twitter Hashtags, Retweet Accounts and Chats

Reblogged from Suzie81speaks, so CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL LINK and keep this handy list by your side!

I’ve been on Twitter for a while now, and I find that it is a great source of traffic for my posts. However, I am discovering that there is also an incredible community for bloggers available…

Source: The Ultimate Blogger’s Guide to Twitter Hashtags, Retweet Accounts and Chats

Angel Messages April 16 2016

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Your Daily Message from Angels…

The PEACE that STARTS WITHIN, will LAST!

We love you

Yes, Angels, thank you for the reminder!!