This IS April 17th and that means I am in my glory! Why? Because this is International Haiku Poetry Day!! (woot woot) Now, this is National Poetry Month (all April long) and Int’l Haiku Poetry Day, so I have combined them and declared Int’l Haiku Poetry Month-Day… (a woman’s prerogative)
If ever there was a poetry format I have embraced with every fiber of my being, it IS Haiku. Honestly, I will hear a phrase I like in my head and immediately I will hold up my left hand and use my right index finger to count out the syllables. If it doesn’t work out, I keep re-writing until it does. Some say it’s a curse but I say it’s FUN!!
So, what am I doing to celebrate? I have released my latest collection of Haiku, A Haiku Perspective 2017 on Kindle. That’s right, you can visit my Author Central Page and find both the paperback (if you are so inclined) as well as the Kindle version. I am most excited to have this book available in both formats as I know there are those who would rather have an eBook. Me? I actually prefer to hold a paperback in my hands. There’s something intoxicating about paper and ink. (must be those memories of mimeograph machines)
Whatever you are doing to celebrate… do it in 5-7-5 style