April 17 is the day the whole world honors haiku. A haiku is a poem consisting of three short lines that do not rhyme. The origins of haiku poems can be traced back as far as the 9th century.
To write a haiku, write a poem that’s 3 lines long and make sure each line has the right number of syllables. Give the first line 5 syllables, the second line 7 syllables and the third line 5 syllables.
You can chose to share your haiku with us, which we’ll later share with the world on our Facebook page, or you can keep your creativity to yourself. If you chose to upload your work, please submit by April 19 at 2 p.m. EST. You may submit as many haikus as you’d like.