I just discovered that April is National Poetry Month in Canada and the United States. Great timing for me, a lover of haiku, as in April I will be journeying to the birthplace of Basho, the 17th c. Japanese poet known as the “saint of haiku.”
Here are two spring haiku by Basho (and a photo I took at Vancouver’s English Bay this morning):
they bring to mind —
petals of of tiny flowers drop
a waterfall of sound
Check out GottaBook blog for a new poem every day in April by various authors who write for children.