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National Haiku Poetry Day April 17 2016


You have the freedom

To speak what is on your mind

In three lines of course

And using only

The seventeen syllables

Makes you choose with care

Painting the picture

Describing to another

In hopes that they see

What is on your mind

In a way that makes them think

Of what’s on their mind

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben

National Haiku Poetry Day

Reblogged from Al the Author. This is his offering for #NationalHaikuPoetryDay. So, CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL LINK and be inspired!

I had planned to take a day off from writing haiku, and then I read a post from Annette Rochelle Aben yesterday… that Sunday April 17th is National Haiku Poetry Day! I’m not addicted to…

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National #Haiku Day. Create a story in 17 syllables.

Reblogged from Ranting Along (she does it so well, too) in celebration of #NationalHaikuPoetryDay. CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL LINK and be inspired!

Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life asks: National Haiku Day 2016 – Can you create a story in 17 syllables? Here’s mine: Sense, taste, touch…listen… feeling the color…

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National Haiku Day 2016 – Can you create a story in 17 syllables? Go on…you know you want to!

Reblogged from Smorgasbord Invitation where Sally Cronin has created a beautiful haiku in celebration of #NationalHaikuPoetryDay 2016!  CLICK THROUGH to the ORIGINAL LINK and be inspired!

Annette Rochelle Aben who has published several books on Haiku, reminded us yesterday that it is National Haiku Poetry Day… National Haiku Day You can find all three of Annette’s books.…

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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.


 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.


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/