Poetry Month and Serena has gone haiku crazy. I heard her rolling in bed last night an hour past her bedtime.
"Why are you still awake?"
"I got another haiku in my head. If I fall asleep I won't remember it!"
So I scribbled it down for her in the dark:
Blue jay calls tonight
Other recent creations by our resident poet:
Snuggly, dopey, and noisy
Jack the "Squirmalot"
Sweet dainty lady
Deli-CAT-essence is she
Miss "Purrsalot" Jill
Sleek and amazing
The spotted appaloosa
Every step spotless
(The animal haiku are inspired by:
"The Hound Dog's Haiku" by Michael J. Rosen
"The Cuckoo's Haiku" by Michael J. Rosen
"Dogku" by Andrew Clements)
A golden collar
A smiling face of sunshine
Slender gown of green
A crimson petal
Engraved in a rose-shaped gem
(The flower haiku are inspired by:
"Poetrees" by Douglas Florian)
"Keepers: Treasure-Hunt Poems" by John Frank
"Poetry Basics: Haiku" by Valerie Bodden
"Today and Today: Haiku" by Issa
"Nibble Nibble" by Margaret Wise Brown