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Write a Haiku: A Collaboration between Writers and Illustrators

March 11, 2021

Write Haiku, a very short form of Japanese poetry

1. The entire poem consists of just three lines, totaling 17 syllables

2. The first line of every haiku has 5 syllables

3. The second line has 7 syllables

4. The third line has 5 syllables. (Typically this line of the poem makes an observation)

5. Punctuation and capitalization are up to the poet, and need not follow rules

6. A haiku poem usually does not rhyme

Write and send your original Haiku for this project to

Now for the Arts, Illustrators?

1. Illustrators will select from a Haiku that has been sent in to us for this project and create original artwork. For details or call 203.200.6129

2. The illustration should be a narrative or interpretation that captures the feeling of the poem. It can provide emphasis or accentuate a particular text.

3. Use the art media of choice and incorporate the Haiku text into your project.

Submitted by Emily Montemerlo on March 11, 2021