Did you know that April is National Poetry Month in the United States? It was introduced in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry.
One way to celebrate is "Poem in Your Pocket Day" on April 26. You are asked select a poem you love, then carry it with you in your pocket and share it with co-workers, family, and friends. You can click on this link an find printable poems that will fit in your pocket...
OR, why not write your very own poetry for a chance to win a Susan Faye designer mug?!
The theme is Springtime Pets. Write a simple haiku about your pet and Spring (or anything nature-related), and leave your haiku in the comments section of this post for a chance to win your choice of any ceramic mug from my Cafepress Shop.
New to haiku? The simplified version of haiku is usually described as an un-rhymed, three-line poem of 5 syllables, 7 syllables, and 5 syllables. Here are some examples about my own cat:
basking in glowing sunbeams:long-awaited Spring
Your haiku does not have to be serious. Have some fun:
Just like a beach ball
Buttonwillow bounces fast,straight for the food bowl.
Each person may leave up to three different haiku in the comments, for three chances to win.
|Crazy Cat Lady|
|Knit One Purr Two|
|Blessed are the Garden Cats|
Haikus may also be submitted on my identical blog post on The Hive. Giveaway ends the evening of Monday, April 30 at 7 p.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time. TWO winners will be selected at random and each will receive their choice of one Susan Faye designer mug ($14.00 value), which will be shipped anywhere in the world.
Please make sure that I have a way to contact you if you are a winner, such as a link to your blog or e-mail address (you may send info directly to my email if you don't want to make your contact info public). If you visit http://www.susanfaye.net , you will find an email link
Also, if you encounter trouble with the Comments feature, you may send your haiku entry directly to my email ...
Thanks for participating!