Haiku in Queen’s Wood

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Date(s) - 20/05/2018
5:00 pm

Queen's Wood Community Cafe

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, made possible by donations from 70 generous crowd funding supporters and city-greening charity Trees for Cities. An opportunity to discover the poet inside you…

Haiku in Queen’s Woods

Explore Haiku Woods
Walk, talk, recite, write haiku
Foot powered poems

Free form walk in which you get to write and inspire others to write haiku.  With the option to have them printed and published in a zine – as an anthology from the walkshop.

We are off to Haiku in Queen’s Wood, to step into a woodland wonderland. Walk with us composing haiku, through one of London’s best preserved woods and having fun capturing London’s heritage in just 3 lines and 17 syllables.

Pretty London wood
We’ll be going nuts counting
haiku syllables

Haiku, the 3-line short form poem most associated with Japanese culture, are an amusing challenge to write and recite. Haiku can be read on two levels: literal and symbolic, so a simple description of a scene qualifies as much as a symbolic interpretation. Suitable for complete novices or expert poets, Haiku in Queen’s Wood walkshop will inspire you to compose and recite haiku.

Suitable for 16+ / Accompanied children 12+ – children come free.  Meet outside the Queen’s Wood Community Cafe (just 5 minutes walk from Highgate tube).

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