Haiku encounter

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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.

80,000 rest
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.