Saturday, April 4, 2015

Day 4 – 2015 How to a Haiku Poem

"30 poems in 30 days" ~ Let's Write a Haiku!!

Pretty much everyone has tried writing a haiku poem at one time or another. They are simple and FUN!! 

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 one I wrote a few years  ago:
A soft, gentle breeze
Tickles leaves in my front yard           
And I know He’s there.
         ~ © 2011 Stephanie Abney

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Vicki said...

The Savior loves us
He created all nature
To show us His love.

cassie said...

Mine went halloween. lol

Tricky witchy one
dressed all in black with a cat
flying in the night

my husband came up with this one though

How can we be so
disapproving of the Lord
In these gifts he gave. (John S)

Anika Arrington said...

Butterflies sleep in
The utmost branches of my pine
Mid fragrant needles.

Winner of an award in third grade-
Flying on the breeze
Pretty colors floating by
Sister of a moth

Stephanie Abney said...

Great poems, ladies! Hope to see you back here tomorrow! Cheers!

Deborah said...

I can't seem to keep up during conference weekend. A day late and a poem short!
Here you go for yesterday!

Lilies reaching high
toward the warm golden sun
remembering Him

Stacy said...

General Conference
Hear counsel, get direction
Then we go and do.

Trials of this life are
Oportunities to grow
Closer to the Lord.