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