Did you know that February, the shortest month of the year, is National Haiku Writing Month  (NaHaiWriMo) – a month celebrating the shortest poetry form? (I didn’t until two days ago :D) The challenge is to write one haiku a day the entire month of February. Which means, since this post is going live on February 2, you are only a day behind! 😉

I am sure most of you learned haiku in school – but, contrary to popular belief, three lines of five, seven, then five syllables does not a haiku make. While following the syllable rule is perfectly fine, the most important part of what makes a haiku a haiku is the poem itself. According to the NaHaiWriMo website, a haiku is a short poem that creates the feeling of a moment of personal experience. They also often have a two-part structure, a seasonal reference, and immediate sensory imagery, avoiding most judgment and analysis. Intrigued? Check out the NaHaiWriMo site to learn more about haiku, the challenge, and how to participate.

So, who’s in?

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