You Do the Haiku

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

Hey there!

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This week we have really gotten into something called haiku.

Now, you might be wondering what on earth a “haiku” is. Well, haiku is a type of Japanese poetry. Here is an examples of the kind that has 5, 7, 5 syllables, by Matsuo Basho:

An old silent pond…

A frog jumps into the pond,

splash! Silence again.

Here is Sasha’s attempt at haiku:

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So, we think you’ve got the idea of what a haiku is. Now we want you to write your own haiku (of the 5, 7, 5 syllables kind) in the comments! It doesn’t have to be about cats, but if you do write it about cats then that would be highly appreciated.

Good luck!

FUN FACT:

A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.

VIDEO PICK:

Here is a little stop motion movie that Zoe and her friends Rachel and Anneka made:

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4 thoughts on “You Do the Haiku

  1. Good to see the final cut of the movie you worked so hard on. I can’t wait to see the next installation.
    Hanaan and I send each other Haikus when he is away on business as he is all this week.
    Yesterday he sent me this:

    Early morning train
    The sun signals sleepy lids
    in Morse code through trees

    and I sent him this:

    Parasols floating
    Over empty train tracks
    Dandelion haze

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