Haiku Hijinks

I just stumbled upon a fun story in the press about a contest being run at London’s King’s Cross and St. Pancras train station.

If you don’t have time to click the link, here’s a summary:
British train station

organizes neat contest: 
haiku on Twitter.

Haiku is an ancient form of Japanese poetry that demands that complete poems be written in three lines of 5-7-5 syllables. Though traditionally Haiku are used to create mental images, touch on nature and are philosophical, the form has become a pop culture favourite and modern day (particularly English language) – versions of the poems can be found on almost any topic. 

Here’s a selection of titles from the library collection – both traditional and more tongue-in-cheek – that feature or are about Haiku:
Born of a Dream: 50 Haiku by various authors
Gay Haiku by Joel Derfner
Global Haiku: twenty-five poets world-wide edited by George Swede and Randy Brooks

Google’s Wave Means Absolute Zero

rouge loves ‘em!