On Easter Sunday
our crab-apples show promise,
small leaves with pink buds.
In a starlit room,
peeking through thin cloud-curtains,
sweet Lady Moon dreams.
Gazing in a lake,
still and silent, Moon sees her
What a lush carpet
grass weaves with dandelions;
tiny yellow suns!
Huge waves move people
as if they are chess pieces
in the deep water.
This month I am trying to write a poem each day to celebrate National Poetry Month.
Today, I wrote haiku. What is haiku?
- Japanese poetry (hundreds of years old)
- Makes reference to nature and the wonders of our natural world
- Appeal to the senses
- Use of personification (to make human-like)
- Happening in the present
- Word choice (specific, sparkling words)
- Three lines of poetry representing one continual thought or idea
- Five-seven-five-syllable count (17 in all)