In 2014, the Samford University Library began its tradition of observing National Poetry Month with our annual juried haiku exhibition featuring short poems submitted by members from the Samford faculty, staff, students and library patrons. We will continue that tradition next month and we're asking YOU to submit your best haiku!
Image source: Wikimedia Commons
Haiku painting from 1688 by famous Edo period poet Matsuo Bashō. English translation:
yellow mountain roses fall –
sound of the rapids.
The next haiku exhibition is scheduled to be installed on Thursday, April 6th and will remain beside the grand staircase on the 1st floor of the library until Friday, April 28th. If you would like to submit your meditations following the short form structure of haiku, please fill out this short form below or tweet to us at @SamfordULibrary.
You may submit your haiku anonymously or with your name. The best haiku may be displayed in the library and/or shared via the library's social media.