April 17, 2020 – National Haiku Poetry Day | National Cheeseball Day

Transcript for April 17th

Welcome to April 17th, 2020, as we bridge the social distance on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate the joys of poetry. More after the break from Anna Devere.

While English haiku does not always follow the strict syllable count found in Japanese haiku, the poetic format consisting of three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables respectively creates a unique expression that typically captures our feelings about nature.  On National Haiku Poetry Day I have my own contribution to add to this ancient literary tradition:

Mother Nature Knows

How to celebrate the day

My heart in full bloom

Marlo: That’s beautiful, Anna.

Oh delicious cheese

Shaped into heavenly globes

Bring me some crackers.

Anna: Did you just make up a haiku about cheese balls?

Marlo: Of course I did. I love cheese balls.

Anna: I don’t know what to say. That’s pretty cheesy, but actually a really nice haiku. Well done.

Marlo: Thank you, Anna. I love cheese, no matter what shape it takes. And today is National Cheeseball Day, so I am celebrating through poetry and of course by eating some cheeseballs.

Anna: You’re a cheeseball.

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