Can poetry inspire people to discover their city on foot?
We think it can and want to make that happen – here in London and elsewhere in the world. With your help, we shall.
In Paddington Street Gardens
As I walk to work
To take part, all you have to do is to compose a haiku – a short form 3-line poem that is a picture revealing the characteristics of a place. Haiku don’t have to be made up of 17 syllables (5 in the first and third lines, and 7 in the middle line), but we have found that that form is a great starting point to get one’s head around writing haiku. Discover haiku composed on our haiku walkshops – or join us on one of our forthcoming events.
Want to try? Here’s the link to our Haiku encounter submission page.
To find out more about the Haiku encounter project – click here for a bit more history.