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Final Call: Haikus, anyone?

Avista Utilities linemen work on a power pole high above Division St. and Hawthorne Rd. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. A wind storm torn down lines and threw thousands into darkness Saturday evening and crews are working to get power restored. (Jesse Tinsley/SR photo)
Avista Utilities linemen work on a power pole high above Division St. and Hawthorne Rd. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. A wind storm torn down lines and threw thousands into darkness Saturday evening and crews are working to get power restored. (Jesse Tinsley/SR photo)

What's your Spokane-themed -- or Coeur d'Alene-themed -- haiku? We're collecting haikus and will run them in our Today section on April 17, National Haiku Day. (Send them to features@spokesman.com) Here's an example by a local poet:

Avista lineman smiles
howling windstorm deposits
overtime paychecks

And:

achy slow hamstrings
imagine opaquely, calves
ran Bloomsday, some



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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