Tomorrow is Haiku Day!

What to write about...
This is the thought I ponder.
Haikus are such fun!

In celebration of International Haiku Day on April 17, here's a resource for exploring this wonderfully accessible form of poetry.

The great thing about Haikus is that anyone can write one that sounds relatively impressive! (See example above!)  

The Haiku Foundation is a great place to read, celebrate, and learn about Haiku. The purpose of the site is not to help individual writers of Haiku, but to promote and honor the form itself. You can access several publications that include poetry and articles about the practice and history of Haiku. There is also an app for Apple devices that includes over 1500 poems. If you're stuck in the grocery line, you can enjoy a random Haiku to pass the time!

If you're feeling creative, you can join in a session of Ranku, a collaborative literary game. Or you can utilize the lesson plans for teaching your kids about Haiku. There are also many links to Haiku organizations and publications from around the world.

If, like me, you have always been a bit intimidated by the idea of writing or understanding poetry, Haiku is a great place to start. This website will give you lots of information and inspiration!

Happy Homeschooling!