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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy April Fool's Day!

April 1st - when Daylight Saving ends in New Zealand and [Inter]National Poetry Month begins!

I'm far too exhausted in every possible way to do something daily on my blog this month. But I'm very excited to have been invited by three poet friends - Angie Werren, Margaret Dornaus and Cara Holman - to appear on their respective blogs with haiku, tanka, haibun, haiga and a few words about my poetic life. Tune in to Angie's feathers, Margaret's Haiku-doodle and Cara's Prose Posies this April to read lots of great poetry and be inspired!

Below is the April page of the calendar I made for my family. The haiku was first published in the taste of nashi - New Zealand Haiku (Windrift, 2008) and the photo was taken in the backyard of my old home in Papamoa last year. Remember it's autumn in New Zealand so monarch butterflies are in abundance right now! (Click on photo to see larger image.)

April 2012 - Kirsten's Calendar of Haiku & Photography

Speaking of New Zealand haiku - The Haiku Foundation's 'Per Diem: Daily Haiku' feature this month is being edited by award-winning Kiwi haijin Sandra Simpson and features haiku from Aotearoa (NZ). Check in to THF homepage daily to see a fresh poem on the lower right-hand side of your screen, including one of mine. Enjoy! :)

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