11 Apr

This week our Tower Hamlets classes learnt about Haiku, a Japanese form of poetry. We discovered that Haiku (in English) is written in the form of 3 lines, made up of 17 syllables following a syllable structure of 5, 7, 5. We analysed some Haiku poems and found that they are full of themes of nature, seasons and ordinary facts about everyday life. We then focused on writing our own Haiku poems and were surprised how we were able to take the ordinary and simple and turn it into something poetic. Here are a few that students wrote:

It is freezing cold

I am tucked inside my bed

On a winters day


Going to the park

Walking with our feet

There’s nothing to do


Many birds sing songs

Right now it is very hot

Kids play in the park


Winter nights are long

Sleep very comfortable

Days are very short

The summer is hot

Flowers are so beautiful

They look very nice


One Response to “Haiku”

  1. Helen Backhouse November 4, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    This is something that I intend to share with my students.

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