December 9th, 2005

Egrets Reading

Sakura (Cherry Trees)

Sakura, sakura
Yayoi no sora wa
Miwatasu kagiri
Kasumi ka kumo ka
Nioi o izuru
Izaya, izaya
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.