Welcome to the largest collaborative poem on the internet. This year’s theme, in acknowledgment of the United Nations’ designation of 2016 as Year of Pulses, is Foodcrop Haiku. Please add your poem(s) in the Comment box below, ideally at dawn at your location, but any time that you are able. The timeline for this begins at 12:01 A.M. on April 17 on the International Date Line (which is why it seems to have started the day before, for many of us). Your poem(s) can respond to the “seed” poem:
begins — a rustic
rice-planting song— Matsuo Bashō (1644 – 1694)
or to any of the poems posted in the Comment box, or you can even start a new thread. You may participate as often as you like. All we ask is that you respond to the theme of foodcrops.