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Tuesday, Nov. 12: Commencement Bay Haiku

King's Books

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"A haiku must be very simple and free of all poetic trickery and make a little picture and yet be as airy and graceful as a Vivaldi Pastorella," wrote Jack Kerouac. And that's exactly what the Commencement Bay Haiku Club hopes to accomplish Tuesday - refreshingly simple and accessible poems that jog the imagination. Here's a haiku we wrote about the folks next to our office:

Trailer has no tiresRusted rims have sunk in deepMy Homeland's secure

Think you can do better? Pop into King's Books Tuesday with your page of three to five haiku poems to read and listen for feedback.

Commencement Bay Haiku Club, 6 p.m., King's Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, no cover, 253.272.8801

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