Seattle celebrates National Haiku Poetry Day

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:

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