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Haiku (hi-koo): A type of poem that originate from Japan consisting of 17 syllables in three lines of five syllables, seven syllables, and five syllables. 

A haiku is traditionally the opening to a larger Japanese poem called a renga. It was named by a famous Japanese writer, Masaoka Shiki at the end of the 19th century. 


Konnichiwa! 

That’s one of my favorite greetings yet! You guessed it. I just said hello to you in Japanese! What an interesting and fun word! Try saying that three times fast! 


You’ve already heard the big news. The book is here, but now it’s for sale! 


This calls for a haiku:

Be kind and have fun.

Now it’s time to celebrate!

FaceBOOK live party!!!


Reading, giveaways. . .

Friday at 7 PM! 

Be sure to join us!


So, what did you think of my masterpiece poem? What? The poem didn’t rhyme? That’s the beauty of poetry. . .it doesn’t have to. If you read my poem really slowly and count the syllables, you’ll see that I followed the 5-7-5 rule for both parts of my poem! How fun! And now it's your turn! Give it a whirl and create your own haikus, then please share them with me. I'd love to hear your masterpieces.


I will let you in on a little secret, though. The book does have some rhyming. It’s kind of a BIG, long poem in a way! Can’t wait to see what you think of it. 


Friday, November 13th is World Kindness Day. It’s the perfect day to tune in and enjoy a book all about kindness. Don’t forget to do something kind for someone else on Friday! We should all be doing kind things every day of the week anyway! 


Reminder: 

Facebook live launch party this Friday, November 13th at 7PM! There will be a reading, interactive questions, and a few giveaways too! Please make sure to join the fun by following @themagnanimous series on Facebook! 



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