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Another Summer Haiku for Lansing readers

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (August 27, 2019) – “I wrote this five/seven/five seventeen-syllable haiku especially for the Lansing Journal’s Haiku Project,” wrote Valentina Ranaldi-Adams. “I usually write Modern English Language Haiku, which does not use this form.”

We are pleased that our little writing project has encouraged creative people to explore new forms of creativity, and we share Valentina’s haiku below.

Valentina Ranaldi-Adams

summer in full bloom –
purple irises that did
not survive winter


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.