Monday, August 2, 2010

Summer Assignment: Write a Haiku

ESSENTIAL HAIKU edited by Robert HaasTeachers tell us that their students' poetry skills flourish when they are asked to write a Haiku. I think students like the mix of creativity and rules.

In that spirit, we asked the younger people in our department to write a Haiku.

Kieran Patrick Parker was given the subject waiting for 5 o’clock:

Patiently Waiting
Time Drags on Like a Dead Leg
Freedom So Far Off

Our lovely coordinator—who wishes to remain unnamed—chose to write about her lousy weekend trip to Boston:

I went to Boston
No sticky buns to be had
Just cat fights and tears.

For more Haiku inspiration, take a look at Essential Haiku edited by Robert Haas—which contains classic works by Matsuo Bashō, Yosa Buson, and Kobayashi Issa.

Do you Haiku?

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