Golden Triangle Haiku













Now here’s something that doesn’t happen everyday. Each spring the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District runs a haiku contest and then prints the winning entries and many, many honorable mentions on signs and posts them in tree boxes all over the neighborhood. They are literally beautifying the neighborhood with poetry. I love that they are putting poetry out in the world where people can see it during the course of their day. I love that they do this in March just before spring really arrives. The haiku are like the earliest flowers, helping us wait just a few more weeks for the daffodils and tulips. I want to thank the Golden Triangle BID for celebrating the city, spring, and haiku. I encourage you to follow the link to read the wonderful haiku. I also want to thank the store Shop Made in DC for having my haiku on their window. I love being part of a store that celebrates local makers by selling their work and hosting their events. The store sells fabulous jewelry, ceramics, clothing, cards, etc. And chocolate! Did I mention the chocolate? I’m feeling super appreciative!

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18 replies
  1. Kathy Mazurowski
    Kathy Mazurowski says:

    Wow! Your poem on a store window and in the street is making people pause and smile. That is a fabulous public service. Congratulations

  2. katswhiskers
    katswhiskers says:

    MUCH to celebrate here, Elizabeth – including the chocolate! 😛 I too love that your neighbourhood would do this. Big cheers for them! And congratulations on the placement of your delicious little haiku.

  3. Tabatha
    Tabatha says:

    Love the spirit of your haiku, Liz. I can picture it so clearly. “Shop Made in DC” sounds like a great store! I would love for there to be a store with things made in my county, although DC is close enough that I may make it there before too long.

  4. Robyn Hood Black
    Robyn Hood Black says:

    This just makes my heart joyous, Liz, and I’m so happy your beautiful words are a part of it. I was delighted to read of a few friends whose poems were chosen this year. (I always let this deadline slip by! Maybe next year – ha!) LOVE that your poem is in a place that deals daily in so much creativity. XO

  5. Catherine Flynn
    Catherine Flynn says:

    Congratulations, Liz! How wonderful that your community is filling the world with poetry. I love your haiku; the image of that jaunty little sparrow makes me smile. Thank you for spreading the joy!

  6. Bridget Magee
    Bridget Magee says:

    Yay, Liz! I love your haiku – I can see why this store displayed it. You are a master haiku writer, my friend. =)

    I had a haiku chosen in the Golden Triangle contest a couple of years ago. It was on a sign in a planter and a random stranger snapped a photo of it and put it on Twitter. It was the only time I ever saw it in ‘print’.


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