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Virtual Poetry Reading: National Haiku Poetry Day

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Virtual Poetry Reading: National Haiku Poetry Day

Join us as the contributors to Moonstone’s Haiku Poetry Day Anthology read their work.


Meeting ID: 828 5509 3815 – Passcode: 838862

Observed annually on April 17, National Haiku Poetry Day encourages all to try their hand in creativity. Haiku poetry is a form of Japanese poetry that is non-rhyming and usually consists of 3 lines with a syllable pattern of 5-7-5. Usually, an element of nature, a season, moment of beauty, or an individual experience inspires haiku poems. Sensory language is used to capture a feeling, image or moment.

As one of the world’s oldest and most regularly used forms of poetry, many poets wrote many haiku. While the most well-known is Matsuo Basho, others we may recognize are William Blake, T.S. Eliot, Richard Wright and Maya Angelou. Try capturing an entire moment or emotion in 17 syllables and getting it right. English haiku does not always follow the strict syllable count found in Japanese haiku


April 17
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Moonstone Arts Center