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On my lunchtime bike ride today I happened upon a number of signs containing poetry. When I looked into it, I found out that they were from a recent contest called the 2016 Golden Haiku Contest. The theme of the short poems pertain to Spring.  And even though today was warm and Spring-like, it doesn’t arrive officially until next week.

I took a photo of a dozen of them, but there are 125 different haiku posted around the the Golden Triangle area of the city, which is the heart of D.C.’s business district, stretching from the front yard of the White House to Dupont Circle. If you are nearby and want to see them for yourself, you can find a map of them here.  But if you’re too far away to see them in person, you can read them here, on the Golden Triangle website.

I found it interesting that as I took a photo of each new one I found, the people walking by were oblivious to them. There is so much to see and enjoy in D.C. Unfortunately, many people in the city are too preoccupied to slow down for a moment and enjoy what is all around them.

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[Click on the thumbnails above to view the full size photos]

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Comments
  1. Thank you so much for noticing the haiku and sharing the photos on your blog! Hope they are brightening your day.

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