Thursday, April 28, 2011

Haiku!! (Poetry Thursday)

Okay, my students are reaallly looking forward to the end of April.  It's hard to find those as enthusiastic as I am about poetry.  Ah, well. 

But haiku?  That was a hit this week.  A short form of poetry anyone can do!  YES! 

Quick lesson:  A haiku is 3 lines of unrhymed poetry, with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 in the last line.  Also, it is written in present tense -- gives it a good punch.

Here are two of mine:


Dirty skies above
Squishy mud under my feet
Oh spring, where are you?


Tall man in the woods
Looking for a deer to kill
So cute in camo   :)

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