June 30, 2016 | Kelly Brooks, Former Public Services & Serials Librarian

Do you delight in William Wordsworth’s famous ode to daffodils? 

Do you swoon when reading Walt Whitman’s assertion that, “a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars, and the pismire is equally perfect…”? 

If you’re a fellow poetry lover, please visit the Helen Fowler Library’s new Poetry Corner, where members and staff are invited to share and dialogue about their favorite nature- or garden-themed poems.

To kick off the Poetry Corner, the Helen Fowler Library will be hosting a month-long haiku contest!

Submit your original haikus by July 31, 2016 to library@botanicgardens.org. Haikus are three line poems that reference the natural world and must have five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the last. Bonus points will be awarded to submissions that reference Denver Botanic Gardens. The three winning haikus will be displayed in Poetry Corner and winners will receive a small prize.

Happy writing!

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Cool

Wow, cool. I love Haiku and Japanese culture. I should take part

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