Haiku Poetry

By Adrienna , 12th grade

Adrienna rappelling in Zion National Park.

Adrienna rappelling in Zion National Park.

Last year as part of our English class we learned how to write different forms of poetry. Haiku, a traditional form of Japanese poetry, often talks about things found in nature. We went outside for inspiration in writing our haiku poems.

A haiku poem has five syllables in the first and third lines, and seven syllables in the second line. It doesn’t have to rhyme, which makes it easy to write.

A Perfect Day

Sun is shining bright 

Cold wind blowing on my face

A nice perfect day 

Tree in the Ground 

The tree is so green

With the bark brown as chocolate

Placed firm in the ground

The Best Place to Be

Very colorful 

A playground filled with children

The best place to be