You tell me...
However, I've never written a haiku before. Ha! My CP Deanna writes them, but I don't write "poetry" ever, so this whole thing was new to me too. It was a lot of fun and it really is not my fault that, like, 60% of the poems ended up pertaining to the food chain in some way. SERIOUSLY!! I am apparently a master of subliminal suggestion or something because even though I did not set out to influence these young poets, A LOT of the poems ended up touching on my pet topic. Or maybe it's just because these were 8-year-olds and you know, that's what my inner 7-year-old simply aspires to be. Hee hee :)
Anyway, the kids all did a great job and I *think* they understand haiku, basically, but one of the kids REALLY understands haiku, as you will see below. This is my son Jack's poem (and I have to add that I am so freakish about not giving my kids special attention when I'm supposed to be helping other kids too that I usually give my own kids LESS help than the other kids- so this really did come from him with limited help- i.e. I think I helped steer his subject choice to squirrels and then he was on his own!)
to escape from the wildcat.
Webbed wings are so cool.
There was a lot of dispute over how many syllables "squirrel" has, but if you read it with two, he's happy to change the first line to "The brown squirrel flies..." since I steered him to one, which is probably wrong. See, I don't write haiku!
But, you tell me: are we looking at a future writer here or what??? Ha!
I'm so proud! :)