My daughter and I got up early this morning to go out for breakfast. She needed some assistance on a Haiku (3 actually) she was working on. I didn’t have a chance to help her last night- so she brought her notebook with her.
The poems were supposed to be about nature, and we talked about a walk her class had taken through a field for inspiration. My darling girl was not terribly inspired! She did not like this assignment, she did not like the structure of the Haiku, and it was hard for her to see the purpose in it.
Structure for structures sake…I guess it is hard to understand why that would be necessary in a poem. I understand the need for structure in a building, and in parenting, and in a marriage- and I LIKE the structure of a Haiku…because it is something of a challenge to write.
My 5th grader was less enamored with the process- to say the least.
I thought the best one we wrote, and yes- I did help her, was this one: (5. 7. 5)
Music in the air
Bluebird singing in the tree
Up above my head
She declared that unless she was instructed to write another Haiku for homework, she would never write one again…so I asked her to write one about me :)
I’ll let you know what she comes up with~
Bright, insightful, warm-
Freckles and a smiling face,
Stubborn just like me
My therapy today was to spend sometime outside with my camera…I was inspired by something I saw over at “Iamnot”-
All of the shots on this post were taken in my back yard this morning.
Good fun, and a few good pics :)