Break out your inner poet. It’s contest time.
Seeing that April marks Poetry Month, and that Haiku Poetry Day falls on the 17th, we’re excited to join the party. Let’s celebrate what the #AthabascaU community has to offer.
Fancy yourself a poet? Good. Are you a poet and you know it? Great. Are you a haiku master? Even better.
Here's how it works
Head over to Twitter, type in a haiku about your online-learning experiences or wax poetically about your times with Athabasca University, mention both @AthabascaU and drop the #AUHaiku hashtag and you’re entered.
Our judges will compile the results and on May 1, select three winners who will win very cool and very exclusive Athabasca University swag bags.
Haiku how to
Poetry can be a bit intimidating. Not everyone knows where to start… or maybe not even what a haiku is.
The haiku is Japanese style of poem that follows these guidelines when written in English:
- Only three lines with 17 total syllables.
- First line: five syllables.
- Second line: seven syllables.
- Third line: five syllables like the first.
- Punctuation and capitalization are up to the poet, and you do not need to follow language or sentence structure.
- A haiku does not have to rhyme, and in fact usually it doesn’t.
- Haiku can include the repetition of words, sounds, or #hashtags.