At L.L.Bean, in addition to having a few published books under our belts, some of us are quite fond of a shorter form of literature: poetry. Recently, inspired by the launch of our 100th Anniversary, members of our Retail Allocations Team got their creative juices flowing and put pen to paper to write a few lines of their own.
You may be familiar with the Japanese short-form style, haiku — the 5-7-5-syllable line format often taught to children as an introduction to poetry. Despite being only three lines long (and a total of 17 syllables), the haiku can convey big ideas in just a few words.
Here’s a haiku that L.L.Bean employees Doug MacLeod and Kirsten Piacentini penned in honor of our founder, Leon Leonwood Bean.
Maine autumn, cold stream
One man, one boot, one hundred
Look back, face forward
Do you haiku? Share your L.L.Bean-inspired poetry in the comment section below or on the L.L.Bean Facebook wall. We may feature your work in the coming weeks.