Happy National Poetry Month! In honor of the 30 day-long literary event the New York Times City Room blog is calling for a NYC-themed haiku in one of six categories: Islands, Strangers, Solitude, Commute, 6AM, and Kindness. I’m all for a good haiku, so obviously I went ahead and put forth my greatest efforts to produce some sort of 5-7-5 experience of this great city.
So, will you? Do you have any special feelings or happenstances that might have to do with New York or Brooklyn that resonate to write a great haiku? When the Times approves your short work of wonder after submitting in the comment section, you will receive an e-mail confirming. And until the deadline of April 5, a selection of featured poets who stuck out from the rest will be published in a feature-style post alongside a series of Times photographs.
(via City Room; photo by Kaitlin Duffy)