The Seattle Public Library invited children, teens and adults to enter a haiku poetry contest in celebration of National Poetry Month in April. One poem is being featured each day in April on the library website’s home page (

One of the winning poems is from Wendy Brabner, who patronizes the Magnolia Library:

My latte: black coats  

‘neath Spring blossoms swirl Pike’s crowds

stir, Seattle, sip

Contest participants were asked to write a haiku that celebrates Seattle. The 30 best haiku were chosen from submitted poems.

To view all of the winning haiku, visit