Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Obama Haiku

First black president
There was hope for jobless blacks
But more blacks lost jobs

Sunday, May 5, 2013

What is the difference between a haiku and a limerick?

A haiku is a 3-line poem that does not rhyme. It is a Japanese form of poetry.
The first line has 5 syllables
The second line has 7 syllables
The third line has 5 syllables

The day is peaceful
The streets have no cars, but why?
A day of mourning

A limerick is a 5-line poem, it does rhyme, and is usually funny. It's origin has been debated about but it first appeared in a dictionary in the UK.

Type of Rhyme:
Lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme
Lines 3, 4 rhyme

There is a certain Rhythm as well. if you want to write one, you need to know this. Read more about it here: http://www.poetry4kids.com/blog/lessons/how-to-write-a-limerick


A haiku is shorter than a limerick and does not rhyme.
A haiku has less rules and so is easier to write than a limerick.
A haiku is normally not funny, and a limerick is.

A limerick has more of a chance to make your laugh than a haiku.
A limerick sounds more like "real" poetry because it rhymes.
A limerick is longer than a haiku.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Haiku About Drugs

They will make you see
Invented worlds—too bad
You will not see life

The Overdosed Human
He was on the curb
Veins purple, needle exposed
Overdosed on drugs

Not Dangerous
It's not dangerous?
That's what the drug dealers say
Be smart, stay alive

Crystal Meth
Battery Acid
Drain Clear, Ammonia
Oh, you are not sold?

Haiku about God

Haiku About God
The author of us
Is he at all like Rowling
How certain are you?

Reading Haiku

Knowledge fills our minds
As we learn what others learned
From a simple page

Friday, March 1, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Some Love Haikus (poems)

He is sitting there
Next to the beautiful girl
They are amazing

Her long hair glistens
Her smile widens at me
Sealing our future

This next one is about spending time while traveling on the highway:
The exits pass by
Now closer to her smile
I just cannot wait

This is about an unforgettable girl on your mind:
Impressions of you 
Engross me at every turn
When will you be mine?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

What makes a haiku a haiku

A haiku:

Is made of three lines
Is Japanese tradition
Is a lot of fun

Now, if you examine the above text. It is a haiku!

the Japanese typically wrote about nature in haikus. Such as:

The sun rises high
It brings light and heat--so nice
It will never die

But you can write about anything you want:

I could not see well
Then I got glasses, all's clear
But now I'm a geek

If you write Haikus, keep them saved somewhere. In the future, you can look back at them. You will either smile or laugh because of what you wrote and the good memory of your art or you will wonder "what in the world was I writing about?"

Best of luck to you!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What Haikus are about

A Haiku is a Japanese poem that is 3 lines long and doesn't Rhyme. The first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, the third line has 7 syllables.

The whole point of a Haiku is to communicate a lot with a little bit of words. Many times it deals with nature or things that have a lot of meaning to it.

Some say fate is all
If so, then why should I try?
Instead I will soar

One can "examine" Haikus and try to find a meaning. That is part of the fun of it.

I will write Haikus here for people to be able to view them