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Feel free to use that sort of creativity in your work today, as it is National Haiku Poetry Day!

Observed annually on April 17, National Haiku Poetry Day encourages all to try their hand in creativity of the form of Japanese poetry. It generally consists of three lines that don’t rhyme 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. Many capture the senses like:

Whitecaps on the bay:
A broken signboard banging
In the April wind

As one of the world’s oldest and regularly used poetry, some recognizable poets wrote many haiku — William Blake, T.S. Eliot, or Maya Angelou, and Japan’s most well-known is Matsuo Basho.

And as small as the poem may be, they can be quite challenging to write. Try capturing an entire moment or emotion in 17 syllables and getting it right. And it’s not a bad thing to have fun with it …

Haikus can be fun
But sometimes they make no sense

So try writing or speaking in haikus today — Lord knows we need some levity at this time. So with that said …

Enjoy your Friday
Talking in Hakius all day
Weekend’s almost here!

… And we’ll see you on National Limerick Day on May 12!