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National Poetry Month Haiku Slam

For the 12th consecutive year, various staff from the 3rd floor of the Spina Administration Building celebrated National Poetry Month with a haiku slam on Friday, April 27, 2012. We thought we'd share our work with the college community.

(For those of you new to haiku, haiku is a very stylized form of poetry consisting of three line phrases with 5 / 7 / 5 syllables respectively.  The theme is typically seasonal – i.e., passing of winter, arrival of spring.)

Green boughs bend deeply / Tangled whip of branches sway / Wind whoops with laughter

Five. Seven. Five. Done. / Sounds simply enough, really / But right words are tough.

Spring into action / Mow your lawn and trim the trees / Before the blizzard!

Highland Park in bloom / Gardener works on pansy bed / Patiently waiting

Happiness Lingers / On the belief that new life / Brings Sorrow and Joy

Open the window / Look all around and breathe deep / Climb through and live life

Flowers out in bloom / Now drooping, Snow upon them / Flowers come out soon

Working on Friday / Playing all day Saturday / Cleaning on Sunday

My week in review / No lacrosse, always hockey / Eat out crave local

Worm’s ascent to light / Excursion from dark dank earth / Robin’s Breakfast Joy

No snow, heavy coats / No piles of garbage-laced ice / No grief at their loss

Jeff Bartkovich
Educational Technology Services