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Tuesday, April 07, 2009
No. 27

Celebrate National Poetry Month With Freshkills Park

April is National Poetry Month and the Parks Department is celebrating with a Haiku contest to honor the transformation of Fresh Kills Landfill into a park.

Parks wants to hear from you: your ideas, impressions, experiences, and thoughts on Freshkills Park — in Haiku form. A Haiku is a type of poem written in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, for a total of 17 syllables:

Soft fields green expanse

Undulating horizon

Gleaming rivers meet

Parks will be awarding prizes to the top three winners. Submit for your chance to see your name in print in our next Fresh Perspectives newsletter in addition to receiving a limited edition Freshkills Park hat. Email your Haiku, along with your name and age, to by Friday, April 24th at 5:00 p.m.

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