Flash Activity Recap: Haiku, the Music of Nature


Read everyone's Haikus!

The activity: Write a haiku about the music of nature. The results are below!

By Cynthia Smith 

Creaking, cracking, swish
Loblolly pine forest walk
Sing eternal song



By Hesty Wulandari  

The sparkling stars
Shine brighter in the darkest sky

A piece of heart is gone




By Dhruv Suri

The stars shine so bright

Heaven can’t be miles away
For it is right here

The butterflies dance
Brilliant colors of rainbows
Rippling like water


"The Office" by Jonathon Hampton

The vent drones a "C"
as mouse clicks make the rhythm
for phone chatter song
 

By Yasmin de Soiza

Cold blue fingers type

Sweater and scarf cover me
Summertime at work

 

 

 


The Basics of this Activity

General goal:

Write a haiku about the sounds of nature you hear.

What is a Haiku?

A haiku is a three-line poem in which the subject matter is nature. Using nature to express a mood or image is at the heart of haiku. All three lines of a haiku use the topic of nature or the natural movement of things to express one’s thoughts.

Remember, there are no rhyming words in haiku!

Line one has five syllables

Line two has seven syllables

Line three has five syllables.

Here's an example:

Early summer heat

No breeze through open windows

Salty sweat dripping

The Objective:

Post your haiku in the comment wall of this post, and we’ll create a haiku wall that presents everyone’s haikus.

Having trouble getting started? Try these tips!

To get started on your first three-line poem, notice that the first line has very few syllables.

Think of an image that denotes someone or something you are missing, e.g. a place in nature you went with them, or would like to be with them.

After the first line ("early summer heat"), write two lines describing an image. Try to make the lines "short-long-short" with the second line a little longer than the given line and with the third line about the same length as the given line.

Keep the poem open: omit yourself (the "I").

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Comment by Yasmin de Soiza on August 10, 2011 at 2:58pm

Cold blue fingers type

Sweater and scarf cover me

Summertime at work

Comment by Cynthia Smith on August 9, 2011 at 3:43pm

Creaking, cracking, swish

Loblolly pine forest walk

Sing eternal song

Comment by Hesty Wulandari on August 9, 2011 at 12:44am

The sparkling stars

Shine brighter in the darkest sky

A piece of heart is gone

Comment by Jonathon Hampton on August 8, 2011 at 3:39pm

THE OFFICE

 

The vent drones a "C"

as mouse clicks make the rhythm

for phone chatter song

Comment by Dhruv Suri on August 6, 2011 at 2:54am
The butterflies dance
Brilliant colors of rainbows
Rippling like water
Comment by Dhruv Suri on August 6, 2011 at 2:51am
The stars shine so bright
Heaven can’t be miles away
For it is right here

 

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