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Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational

posted on 2:44 PM, December 26, 2008

Haiku, originally called haikai (comical verse), evolved from the first three lines of elegant waka poetry of 5-7-5-7-7 syllables and from the beginning was imbued with a sense of lightheartedness.

In the spirit of international friendship, submit a haiku on the cherry blossoms to the Haiku Invitational 2009.  Top haiku will be announced this Spring at a Vancouver Symphony Orchestra concert on March 28th and be displayed on board of Translink buses and SkyTrain during March and April. 

Although too late for this year's contest, it's not too early to begin thinking about next year and submit your original, unpublished English-language haiku at .

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