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Haiku: When 140 characters say too much...


Haiku is not a rigid form that is restricted to 17 syllables with three lines. Modern Haiku, while remaining essential in its approach, has opened itself to a variety of forms.  The spirit of Haiku is to record a simple, unencumbered experience of reality.  You are expressing the energy of that moment with words.  Form is merely a catalyst for this expression. 


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The library has a significant collection of works featuring "small satoris". Basho is regarded as one of the greatest masters of Haiku.  His works and the works of other masters are available at many branches during National Poetry Month. 


Please enjoy this moment.