April is poetry month and we invite you to join us in sharing what “universality” means to you by submitting haiku poems that reflect your experience here in Tigard. We are hoping to capture a fresh perspective now that Spring and (hopefully) the end of the pandemic are coming soon.
Twelve poems will be selected to be displayed in lights at the site of the future Universal Plaza.
All members of the community are invited to participate and all languages are welcome and encouraged. Please note that no prior poetry experience is necessary. All submitted poems will live online, with a selection of entries projected in lights at 9100 SW Burnham St throughout summer.
How to write a traditional Haiku poem:
The traditional haiku format is seventeen syllables divided into three lines: five syllables in the first line; seven syllables in the second line; and five syllables in the third line. Best of all, haiku poems do not need to rhyme.
The streets are quiet
But birds sing down Fanno Creek
They too are at home
– Kenny A
This announcement was originally posted on https://www.engage.tigard-or.gov/universalplaza?utm_source=ehq_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ehq-Your-Values-Your-Vision&utm_campaign=website&utm_source=ehq&utm_medium=email.