Haiku Ms. Campbell
A Japanese form of poetry made up of three lines: • 1st line = 5 syllables • 2nd line = 7 syllables • 3rd line = 5 syllables • Three main characteristics of Haiku Poetry: • Subject is almost always a reflection on nature • Usually Present tense • Direct or indirect reference to a season of the year Haiku Poetry Mr. Brown loves Haiku!
a black and white treestark and barren on a plainnothing else for miles reaching to the skybranches strain, never attain swaying contently a lonesome dark treeclouds drifting by uncaringwhy are they not friends Simba, my sweet sonone day all this will be yoursthe circle of life
birch autumn grass yesterday sun but a red moving told if the tomorrow rain umbrella snow ‘s in blue the stark penguin tree you how yellow black winter summer spring refrigerator white cupboards waiting I mindful your was reflection
Haiku Walk • Write haikus inspired by what you see outside • Take photos of your inspiration • You must have a MINIMUM of 5 haikus with pictures in your final Poetry Book – use your time effectively! rolling fields, bathed in the last of summer’s sunlight before the snow flies a silent witness carpeting the forest floor season by season