Share a little moment of your day with a Handwritten Haiku! Haiku is a Japanese poetry form written in the present tense. It’s intended to distill a moment into a few lines, often referencing contrasting images, or sensory input. The meter is a three line poem with five syllables, then seven syllables, then five for the last line.  

Write out your haiku on a piece of paper and take a photo of your poem. Displaying the Haiku written in the hand of the author highlights the individuality behind each piece.


  • To submit, write out your Haiku on paper and take a photo.

  • Send the photo of your Handwritten Haiku to with ‘Haiku’ in the subject.

  • Post your Haiku to social media! Tag the Arts Council of Princeton and the hashtag #acphandwrittenhaiku — we’ll share your work!

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