Hello my name is Alexis. I homeschool with my mom and three sisters. Today I learned about Haikus (hi ku). Haikus are a Japanese form of poetry in which the rhythm is more important than the rhyme.
All Haikus have only three lines. The first line has only five syllables, the second line has seven and the third has, again, five.
Here are some haikus I wrote inspired by the eagle video posted April 4th.
Waiting in a tree,
soon I hope to see babies
join my mate and me.
Sleeping in a tree,
hoping soon to fly and see
wonders all ’round me.
My babies need me,
the wind whipping all ’round them
I must fly back home.
– Alexis Keyes age 11
Can you write a haiku of your own? You could write it about sports, what you did today, your favorite thing about this week or about an endangered animal.
More information about Haiku’s can be found at:
- Wikipedia – good overview and definition
- Kid Zone Poetry – basic description and step-by-step instruction on how to create them
- Aha Poetry – very detailed information about all aspects of Haiku