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  • Celia Jenkins

NaPoWriMo 2017 Haiku 575 - Day One

And so begins National Poetry Writing Month 2017. I will be striving to write haiku, as many as I can, every day for the whole of April. Words that are in italics are Japanese - I like code-mixing in my haiku (using two languages together) and being a quintessentially Japanese poetry form, it only seems right to squeeze the language in where I can, as I cannot understand enough Japanese to write 100% in the language. So here we go! A month's worth of haiku coming your way.


hazelnut latte

taking a breather at last

busy streets swarm past


like ripened peaches

soft breasts dangling as you

exit ofuro



wet heaven, 40 degrees

cool kiss of the breeze

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