Joanna Juniel of North HS Has Two Haiku Poems Selected for the Arizona Matsuri 2016 HAIKU EXPO eBook Collection

Posted by Community Relations on 2/24/2016

Joanna Juniel, an International Baccalaureate junior, had two haiku poems selected for the Arizona Matsuri 2016 HAIKU EXPO eBook Collection. The traditional Japanese poetry is 17 syllables long, arranged in three lines of five-seven-five. She had an Honorable Mention poem chosen, and her haiku below was one of just nine high school submissions named “Outstanding.”

 saguaro cactus

mirrored in moonlit water

spines waver gently


The 32nd annual Arizona Matsuri Festival of Japan runs February 27-28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Heritage and Science Park downtown. The winning haiku will be on display at the Haiku Expo Exhibit.