Third Annual Chalk Haiku at FDU

By Catherine Krawiec
 
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Reuters Rock painted for the National Day on Writing. (Photo by Dan Landau)
The College Writing Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus sponsored its third annual FDU Chalk Haiku event on Friday, October 17.
 
“The purpose of the event is a celebration of the National Day on Writing. We want anyone and everyone to write a poem and think about words," said Bethany Rabinowitz, senior lecturer and one of the event’s organizers.
 
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Above: Student James Bey stands by his haiku:
Come enjoy yourself
Here at Fairleigh Dickinson
By writing haikus
(Photo by W. Scott Giglio)
Some of the haiku highlights:
 
Trenton capital city
Rebirth rebuild renew
New community
-Eric Jackson, BS’80 (Ruth), mayor of Trenton, N.J.
 
I am not homesick
Though there is one thing I miss
Man, I miss my dog!
 
Fall has come to stay
Leaves all around green and brown
The best time of year
 
Music speaks when we can’t
It lets you know you’re never
Alone in this world
-JMC
 
Instagram Blues
No longer living
Constantly snapping pictures
Likes are all I want
-Sylvia
 
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(Photo by W. Scott Giglio)
A wonderful mix
Of carrots and dynamite
Bugs Bunny just rules!
 
Wind and falling leaves
Smelling pumpkins in the air
Its Halloween time
 
Established by the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Writing Project, and The New York Times Learning Network to encourage writing of all forms, the National Day on Writing occurs annually on October 20.