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Natalie Gilbert

on 14 April 2015

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Transcript of Haiku

What is a haiku?
A Haiku is made up of three lines that do not need to rhyme
The lines should consist of 5, 7, 5 syllables
The Haiku poem originates from Japan

Haiku are short poems that use sensory language to capture a feeling or image.
They are often inspired by an element of nature, a moment of beauty or a poignant experience.
They often convey the emotion of nature or a season (fall, winter, spring, summer)
Other examples
Haiku poems often use metaphor and simile to create vivid imagery

Cherry blossoms bloom,
softly falling from the tree,
explode into night.


Refreshing and cool,
love is a sweet summer rain
that washes the world.

Basho was a famous Japanese poet
He was well-known for his haiku poems, which spoke about nature

Under Cherry Trees

Under cherry trees
Soup, the salad fish and all...
Seasoned with petals
Matsuo Basho
Finish these Haiku poems
Like medieval knights
To reap victory

People united
To secure their liberty
Finish these Haiku poems
An ocean voyage.
the sea welcomes me

Summer here again.
Music plays sweetly, drifting
Other Haiku poems by Basho
On a journey, ill:
my dream goes wandering
over withered fields.


An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond
Splash! Silence again

(Matsuo Basho)
Other examples
Out of the rubble
After the cameras left
Haiti emerges.

Every day I wake
To the reminder of why
I live here: the sun

Poetry Workshop
Today you will write three Haiku poems.
You will present one poem by the end of the class. You will be marked on this poem.
Focus on
are expected to write the Haiku using STRONG words to create beautiful imagery.
Haiku poems are usually about nature.
Do NOT use words like good, bad, cool, etc.
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