Happy Poetry Friday! It’s been a busy week, and I’ve been under the weather. Sniffle, sneeze. Cough-cough-cough. But I’m pleased to share a pair of why-ku from my latest 30 Painless Classroom Poems book, Why-ku: Poems of Wonder About the World. Mary Lee Hahn wrote the activity guide for this one! I’ll share about her and also another pair or two of Why-ku next week. Happy Valentine’s Day to all:>)My new 30 Painless Classroom Poems book: Why-ku
A Note from the Poet: [Sparrows]
A traditional haiku has a seasonal word?either the name of a season or at least a clue to a season’somewhere in it. Although these aren’t traditional haiku, I did want to include that seasonal word at least sometimes.
A Note from the Poet: [Hollow]
Traditional haiku do not rhyme, but I want my poems to be fun to read out loud, and I think a little rhyme makes everything better. So here and there, I use some rhyming words. They’re end rhymes in this one (wings and things) and internal rhymes?rhyming words within the same line?in the Sparrows haiku (swinging and singing).
Here I am reading this pair of why-ku (excuse my cold!).
Cathy at Merely Day by Day has the Poetry Friday Roundup today. Enjoy!