Poem in Your Pocket Day is coming–April 26–and I’m asking readers to send their favorite haiku (no more than 3 please) to me by Tuesday, April 24, for my Thursday post. The idea is to share a poem with others as part of National Poetry Month. The haiku can be yours or someone else’s. To get in the spirit, you can visit The Haiku Foundation’s digital archive of poetry, where you’ll find an assortment of contemporary haiku anthologies ready to download; or check out Poemhunter.com or Haikupoetshut.com for haiku by Basho and other Japanese masters.
Let me know if you have a favorite haiku, and I’ll try to post it. Here’s a favorite of mine to get you started:
Among these graffiti is the name of someone I love
–Matsuo Basho, trans., Hiroaki Sato