April 17 is National Haiku Poetry Day, and Seattle got into the spirit.
For those of you who need a refresher, haikus are three lines long and total 17 syllables. The first and third lines are five syllables long, and the second line is seven syllables.
The non-rhyming poetry form originated in Japan in the 1600s.
Here’s some of our favorite haikus from Pacific Northwest organizations:
Northwest sun shines bright.— The Urban Gardener (@SerenityGarden) April 17, 2017
Blooming flowers scent the air.
But where are the bees?#NationalHaikuPoetryDay