About Haiku Poetry • Japanese culture • Written about nature, feelings, and experiences • Haiku does not rhyme • Must paint a picture in the reader’s mind • Capitalization and punctuation not required!
Haiku Format • First line- 5 syllables • Second Line- 7 syllables • Third Line- 5 syllables
Three Haiku by Matsuo Basho On sweet plum blossoms The sun rises suddenly. Look, a mountain path! Is the speaker of this poem alarmed, discouraged, or surprised? Explain.
Haiku examples continued.. Has spring come indeed? On that nameless mountain lie Thin layers of mist. Why is the speaker uncertain whether spring has come? Describe the picture you would draw to represent this Haiku?
By Matsuo Basho… Temple bells die out. The fragrant blossoms remain. A perfect evening! What sensory details are used in this Haiku?
Now you write 3 Haikus! 1st Haiku: Describe the weather today. Try using sensory details! 2nd Haiku: Write about how the weather makes you feel 3rd Haiku: This one is up to you! Can be about the weather or whatever inspires you right now!
http://kellie-hayden.suite101.com/shape-and-concrete-poem-lesson-a36688http://kellie-hayden.suite101.com/shape-and-concrete-poem-lesson-a36688 • http://shadowridge.adams12.org/fmoyer/Poetry%20Folder/The%20Concrete%20Poetry%20Worksheet.pdf
Poetry readings • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44sXwJgqUyc&feature=related • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssgSY_pHkQo&feature=related