Have I mentioned how much I love Haiku? Haiku is the Japanese short form poetry with a 5-7-5 syllable count,

I read this great article in the New York Times; In Japan, Haiku on the Rocks. They write about the town of Matsuyama, Japan the birthplace of the 19th century Haiku Master, Masaoka Shiki.

This town is all about Haiku!  In Matsuyama  there are 93 Haiku Boxes located throughout the town. Everyday folk can just stop to jot down a Haiku and drop it in the box!

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Photo Credit: Ko Sasaki for The New York Times

Well naturally I’m in love with this idea. I may ask Paul to install some Haiku Boxes around our house – so I’m ready when the Haiku muse strikes.

I’ll close this with this Haiku…

Consider me
As one who loved poetry
And persimmons.
Masaoka Shiki

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