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March forth and write haiku to celebrate National Grammar Day

Without grammar, your haiku would fall to pieces. I think I’ll tweet that.

The National Grammar Day Tweeted Haiku Contest is back. Nearly 180 poems were entered into last year’s contest. They were brilliant. Even picking the best 10 was very difficult. But, National Grammar Day falls on a Sunday this year, so the organizers decided they could handle having another go at it.

We’re flexible with what we mean by “grammar.” The haiku can be about grammar, usage, style or, like last year’s winner, spelling. We’re also flexible with our definition of “haiku.” The haiku form allows for flexibility. Strictly speaking, it should focus on nature