Haiku Day

Haiku presents simple imagery, devoid of similes, metaphors, and eloquent adjectives and adverbs. When crafting haiku, think of a group of words that present an observation in a way that appeals to the senses. Use sight, touch, sound, smell, taste, or sensations like pain or movement. Tell of a specific event or observation; do not write in general terms. Write in the present tense, of feelings.

But 5-7-5 3-line syllabic distribution structure does not a Haiku make. for example, here is a wonderful Not-A-Haiku about waking up for work:

no, no, no, no, no
no, no, no, no, no, no, no
no, no, no, no, no

haikusHaiku Day event – join us for dinner on 5/7 @5.  Bring YOUR Haiku (or funny not-a-Haiku) to share.  RSVP Here

Just for fun, gather.
Laughter, friends, pizza, and beer.
A game of Haikubes.

ACTIVITIES

Work with your children and their friends today on learning about and writing Haikus.

LINKS

Haiku.com

History of the Haiku (webexhibits.org)

Haiku at KidsZone Learning

Poetic Form: Haiku (poets.org)
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