Monday, April 4, 2011

Day 4 ~ Let's write Haiku!!

Day 4 - Haiku

Haiku is a popular form of Japanese poetry.
It usually centers around a nature theme, but you can make one up about anything.
Haiku poems don’t rhyme; they follow a pattern.

The pattern for haiku is as follows:

Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables

You need to pay attention to the number of SYLLABLES, not words.

Here’s an example from a lesson plan I got online once – no author credit given, sorry:

Clouds float slowly by
Fluffy, lumpy, cotton balls
Silver, gray, and white

Here’s mine for today:

A soft, gentle breeze
Tickles leaves in my front yard
And I know He’s there.
         ~ © 2011 Stephanie Abney



Vicki said...

Autistic child
Disability of one
Lives turned upside down

Stephanie Abney said...

Nice, Vicki. :)

Rebekah T said...

this is a haiku
haikus sometimes don't make sense

Stephanie Abney said...

Funny, Rebekah!!

Mary L Walling said...

"Sun has gone to sleep"
Sleepily she whispers as
Then she nods her head
Mary L. Walling 4/2011

Stephanie Abney said...

So sweet, Mary!