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Today is the second Why Not Write Wednesday Poetry Challenge! This week our challenge for you is to write a haiku. A traditional Japanese haiku has only 3 lines.  The first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, and the final line has five syllables and makes an observation about the poem. What makes a haiku special is that by using just a few carefully chosen descriptive words and imagery the author can create a powerful scene or emotion in the readers mind.

Traditional haikus are about nature and particular seasons. For today's poetry challenge write a haiku about your favorite part of spring.  It can be about the buds on the trees, spring flowers in your garden or a favorite spring activity like baseball or playing in the park with friends. 

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