Tag: Poetry

National Haiku Day

Today is National Haiku Day. Celebrate by writing the world’s shortest form of poetry.  Haiku uses a total of 17 syllables throughout three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, but many modern poets believe the rules are flexible. Many writers emphasize that their poems can be read in one breath. Their goal is to

Cowboy Poetry in Lubbock, Texas

Cowboy poetry, you ask? It’s not quite Dr. Suess, Robert Frost or Shel Silverstein. The beauty of cowboy poetry is that you don’t need to know about iambic pentameter or carry a thesaurus in your pocket. All you need to do is listen. And if there is anyone you want to listen to it will