Haiku Contest 2015

Cleveland Park Library

Haiku Contest 2015

April 1 through 20

As the cherry blossoms arrive, so does the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library's annual haiku contest! Find your muse, and create your own haiku.

A form of Japanese poetry, haiku arises from observations of everyday life, and often of nature. The poem consists of three lines: five syllables, seven syllables, five syllables. Haiku’s simplicity is its strength, and the poem’s third line may bring a surprise.

Touching the essence:
A vision, mood, a moment
Illuminated

We welcome your submissions from April 1 through April 20, and then we will select one winning haiku from each of three groups: Child, Young Adult, Adult.

We will display your original poems in our front window.

All are encouraged to participate, but please only one entry per person.