April is National Poetry Month--a full month dedicated to the art of poetry. One of my favorite types of poetry happens to be the haiku. That's why today I'm excited to celebrate National Haiku Poetry Day. It's a day to celebrate a style of poetry originally from Japan that restricts the writer to three lines--the first line consists of five syllables, the second line has seven syllables and the third line has five syllables.

Why is the haiku my favorite poetry? Well, it's like a word puzzle--you have to rearrange or think of different words to ensure that you follow the 5, 7, 5 rule. So, in celebration of one of my favorite types of poetry, I have decided to write a haiku about the one, and only, Big Frog 104.

Big Frog 104

We're the Best and Most Country

On the radio

Pretty good, right? Ok, here's another:

Writing a haiku

Because it's a special day

It is Haiku Day!

Alright, now it's your turn. In the comments below, write a haiku about anything that comes to mind--the weather, your kids, your pets, your significant other--anything.


5 syllables

7 syllables

5 syllables

Have fun. I can't wait to read all the great poetry in honor of National Haiku Poetry Day!