Yayoi no sora wa
Kasumi ka kumo ka
Nioi o izuru
Mi ni yukan
(a song I learned as a young girl)
The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled for March 2006 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has issued an international call for haiku .
Selected haiku will be published online with special readings by local poets, displayed by festival partners, and showcased at various festival events. Outstanding poems will be featured in a visual art installation.
All haiku submissions must be received by January 31, 2006. Poets selected will be notified in February 2006.