International Haiku Poetry Day 2017

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

Join in on the fun

Express yourself in haiku

Just because you can

(c) 2017 Annette Rochelle Aben 



37 responses to “International Haiku Poetry Day 2017

  1. I love Haiku poetry as well. It’s more challenging than its apparent simple structure would first indicate. 🙂 Congratulations on your book btw!

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  2. Lovely post, Annette. I am enjoying Angel Messages.

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  3. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    It is International Haiku Poetry Day and renowned poet and broadcaster Annette Rochelle Aben is celebrating and asking you to join her. How about sharing a Haiku in her comments section.. – Haiku may be short
    But it is long on meaning
    Five seven and five
    And her new Haiku Perspectives 2017 is now available in Kindle and Print

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  4. Al’s been gone too long
    Didn’t even realise
    It was haiku day!

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  5. Congrats Annette. Sharing around! ❤

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  6. Congratulations, Annette!! A big haiku salute to you!!

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  7. I accepted the invitation Annette, thinks for the inspiration

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  8. I love a haiku too Annette, and they are very addictive!! 🙂

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  9. Haiku is my new Love 🙂

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