Haiku Poetry

By Adrienna , 12th grade

Adrienna rappelling in Zion National Park. PC: Josef Kissinger

Adrienna rappelling in Zion National Park. PC: Josef Kissinger

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