The streets of Washington DC blooming with haiku

I’ve been entering the Golden Haiku poetry contest since it began in 2014, as I love community projects that put poetry on the street. This one brings a host of haiku to downtown DC, where a selection of entries from all over the world are printed on colourful street signs and displayed in the tree boxes that line the streets of the Golden Triangle neighbourhood.

This year’s contest had over 2900 entries from 71 countries, 49 states of the US and the District of Columbia, so I was very excited to learn last night that two of my haiku are to feature on the street signs. I know quite a few online friends who have had haiku selected — as well as a few poets from the island of Ireland, so congratulations to all!

All the winning haiku from 2022 are here.

This one could have been written for St Patrick’s Day tomorrow!
My father spent a lot of time in the garden of our family home, especially after he retired from teaching. He was extremely knowledgeable about plants and could tell me the Latin and common name for any tree, shrub, flower and wildflower.

About seaviewwarrenpoint

I am a writer, poetry facilitator and artist from Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland. My blog is Twitter @MarionSClarke
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6 Responses to The streets of Washington DC blooming with haiku

  1. Congratulations, Marion!

  2. madhuri says:

    Beautiful ku both. Congratulations Marion.

  3. Neena Singh says:

    Congratulations dear Marion! So happy for you. Both the haiku are beautiful!

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