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
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