Haiku in Time

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I spent some time writing Haikus with some students recently. If you aren’t familiar with this poetry form, here are the key points:

  • Haikus originate in Japan
  • They are an unrhymed poem made up of 3 lines and 17 syllables
  • The first and third line has 5 syllables and the second line has 7 syllables.
  • These poems are to be brief but convey deep feelings

While I was working with the students I remembered a Haiku I wrote my mom when I was in elementary school (oh, so long ago). It just popped in my head as I was listening to their haikus.

The river will flow
Like a dream from the heavens
And people will dance

It’s amazing I can still remember it. It is also amazing that it still has meaning to me.

Here are some other poet’s renditions. Maybe they will remember 3 decades from now what they wrote.

The winter snow falls
The dead leaves covered in snow
Piling up everywhere
(Cadence)

Hot summer air
Having Family time in the sun
Enjoying the birds singing
(Melannie)

The inspiration
Flowers and stars in the air
It blows me away
(Mia)

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