Well, let’s keep things simple today ~ it’s about time we did some Haiku
poems!! Pretty much everyone knows how to write one but here are some
interesting details . . .
Haiku is a popular and well-known form of poetry that
started in Japan in the sixteenth century.
It usually centers on a nature theme, but you can make
one up about anything.
Haiku poems don’t rhyme but they do follow a pattern.
They are very short, structured poems with three lines
and a total of 17 syllables. The lines in a haiku follow a set pattern:
Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
You need to pay attention to the number of SYLLABLES,
Here are a couple of examples:
soft, gentle breeze
leaves in my front yard
I know He’s there.
© 2011 Stephanie Abney
ball of fire
behind the horizon
© 2014 Stephanie Abney
(Photo courtesy of Bob
Murray of Scottsdale, AZ - used with permission)
a “heads up” for Tuesday (Apr.26) start glancing at the book spines on your
shelves because we will be doing “Book Spine” poetry where you stack up books
flat on top of each other with the spine side showing in a way that the titles
make up a “poem” ~ like this:
The Double Cross
Counting the Cost
~ any poetry found on this blog, written by me, is my personal property and may
not be used without my permission, other than sharing it as an example in a
lesson or to read it to someone. The same goes for any poems that are shared in
the comments of this blog or elsewhere online as a result of this challenge.
They are the creative property of the person who writes them. These poems are
their original work and no one may use them without their permission. It is
understood that they own the copyright to them as soon as they post them.
Thanks so much!
Also, if you choose to post your poems
on your own blog ~ that’s awesome. But PLEASE don’t just copy and paste my
daily instructions, but rather post your poem on your blog or your FB wall or
wherever AND LINK BACK TO THIS BLOG POST for others to come here to read the
instructions. I’ve spent considerable time researching the poetry forms and
writing them up to share with you. Thanks for respecting my work and the
creative work of others.