Poetry, poetry everywhere!

The haiku!  This form of poetry is fun to write, but also requires the poet to consider language choice closely. “A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression” (http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/poetic-form-haiku).

Choose one of the following photos (or more than one) and create a haiku about it.  My example is based on the last photo:

Bubbles ev’rywhere;

Ephemeral summer joy…

How I will miss you!

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Due Sunday April 26, 2015


33 comments on “Poetry, poetry everywhere!

  1. jkbetti says:

    When your pages turn
    The world around disappears
    Time becomes the past.

  2. Maddie Hi says:

    I see simple lines
    Going so far i cant see
    Never ending view.

  3. dinhlinh says:

    Horses eating grass
    Nature’s beauty in action
    Sight I never see

  4. kaileemd says:

    Surrounded by blue
    I cannot escape from here
    My fire is dying

  5. John PHam says:

    Death is watching me
    Its yellow glare pieces me
    The beast walk closer

  6. Andy Wang says:

    The horizon goes infintely
    Horses are eating grass close to me
    it’s time to take opportunitty

  7. Nils Gollersrud says:

    An ominous stare
    The cat looks very hungry
    Planning my demise

  8. Tina yuan says:

    This is the season of all things grow
    Trees turn green sprout
    Everything is full of vitality

  9. Katie says:

    Hair flowing in wind
    Chewing grass below their feet
    Sun gazing on them

  10. Brooke Fornerette says:

    Beauty in the sky
    Beauty in the green fields
    Beauty everywhere

  11. Tammy Pham says:

    People said that I’m weird
    Because I do things that I want
    I’m a unique horse.

  12. andrea z says:

    Brown horse in the back
    Oh how lonely must you be;
    Why not dine with friends?

  13. Heather Wu says:

    Adventure, wonder,
    knowledge at hand ev’rywhere,
    books take me through time.

  14. Violett says:

    Blue sky shining down
    Green fields in all directions
    Shetlands do not care

  15. Evan P says:

    little tiny cat
    someday will be big and fat
    or maybe it won’t

    human with no head
    she left it in a tower
    over looking fields

  16. AC says:

    My little pony
    Stuck in this tiny fence, here
    l guess l’ll stay here

  17. makenzie says:

    books carry stories
    they make us intelligent
    see a new chapter

  18. tinachan0102 says:

    How far is the horizon
    separate sky and land,
    I guess it never ends.

  19. Jacob Dailey says:

    Oh television
    How lazy you have made me
    I wish to stay here

  20. emily vandenberg says:

    I see the blue sky
    Oh how lovely the day is
    I see the white clouds

  21. Tina yuan says:

    i’m a lazy cat
    my favourite things are at home
    cakes sweets chips and fish

  22. Alex Sheardown says:

    I am a cat meow

    I forgot to write this poem

    please be on time meow

  23. Lukas Bachmann says:

    Cat picture

    I see the hooman
    I wonder what he doin
    So I goes and sees

  24. Dave Herman says:

    Bubbles float around
    Without a known terminus
    Or seen beginning

  25. Christian Bell says:

    May is almost here
    The end for us is nearing
    I will miss you all

  26. Hayley Clement says:

    cats cats in the field
    Chasing mice and bugs all day
    Sleeping in the sun

  27. Jordan says:

    Yeah that’s a rainbow
    But look at me, I’m cute
    I’m cuter than the rainbow

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