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Syracuse haiku
Valentine's Workshop 2013
Photo by: Natalie Caceres

Syracuse haiku
Valentine's Workshop 2013
Photo by: Natalie Caceres

 

 

 

 

Syracuse haiku
Valentine's Workshop 2012

Syracuse haiku

 

With wide wings like oars
black crows row a stormy sky
while I toss and turn

By Joan Sauro

Bright sun melting snow
reveals all the rotting leaves
I forgot to rake

By Anton Ninno

History's shadows
The sun-drenched sidewalks cool down
Summer leaves our town

By Michelle Ruggio

Snow blankets the earth:
the brittle silence is broken
by passing footsteps.

By Marsha Egan

Buzzing up above
cicadas in the treetops
shower me with songs

By Craig Overbeck

Heavens cries resound
Weeping tears open flowers
New day springs alive

By Deb Bateman

Monarch butterflies
drift by as distant hills bask
in the blazing dusk.

By Jay Cox

Angels of the ice
Newborn snow-bodied beauties
Dive in—make your own.

By Thomas Duncan

Soldiers and sailors
charging into Clinton Square
scatter ice skaters.

By Michael Sickler

Seagulls ride the air
Frozen Lake Onondaga
Salmon dream below

By Jungtae Lee

A small sampling of our favorite haiku.



The Syracuse Poster Project invites you to participate in its annual series of poetry posters.

If you’ve submitted poetry before, consider contributing more, honing earlier submissions, or sharing this invitation with a friend. If you’re new to the project, think of it as a chance to share your creative talents.

Each year, over the summer, we reach out to poets for haiku poems about downtown Syracuse, the city at large, or the nearby countryside.

Go to “Entry Materials” for entry forms and more information. Or you can request entry materials through the Contact Us function.

The deadline for submissions is the first Friday in September. We notify poets of selection in December.

As the seasons unfold, apply yourself to experiencing the pleasures, beauties and peculiarities of our city. How do these moments move you? How do you convey the depth of these experiences in the few words of haiku? Delve into this, and send us your best work.

Thank you.


 

See Where Our Haiku Comes From

Since the Poster Project's founding in 2001, we've received haiku from more than 300 poets. Use this interactive map to see where the poets come from, including one from overseas. If you prefer to explore the map on a full screen, click here.

Haiku Resources:

Haiku Society of America

A not-for-profit organization founded in 1968 to promote writing and appreciation of haiku in English. The website offers a trove of resources for haiku enthusiasts of all stripes. Consider the seven annual haiku contests; collections of haiku resulting from the contests; judges' commentary; and the society's tri-annual journal, Frog Pond, with essays (How to Avoid Cliche, for instance), book reviews, and forays into related forms, including haibun, rengay, rengu, tan renga, and senryu. Don't hold back!

 

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