Thank you to everyone who participated in April's Poetry Month! View your Haiku submissions below and on our social media.


What is a Haiku?

A Haiku is a Japanese poem with 17 syllables in 3 lines. It follows the 5+7+5 rule: 

  • Line 1: 5 syllables
  • Line 2: 7 syllables
  • Line 3: 5 syllables 

Haikus do not need to rhyme. 


To the library
A new story in this book
Explore a new world

Learn more about Haikus here. 


How do I submit a Haiku?

You can submit a haiku through the online form below or through a physical form at any PCLS branch. Submissions will be accepted in-person and online from April 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023.


Haiku Showcase

See haiku submissions from others.

Haiku Submission Form

Submission timeframe closed. Thank you for participating!


  • Participants must be residents of Pasco County. 
  • Your entry must be your original work and in the form of a Haiku.
  • Your entry must be unpublished, either in print or online. 
  • Entries can be submitted from April 1 – April 30, 2023.
  • Submissions not suitable for the general public will not be eligible. PCLS has discretion in deciding what is suitable.
  • All entries become the property of the Pasco County Library System and cannot be returned.