HAIKU of the MONTH
Students in grades 2-5 memorize one Haiku every month or so. Haiku are seasonal poems, usually with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern.

Here are the Haiku that we have already done throughout the year. To learn more about Haiku poetry, check out these websites:

A good general description of Haiku with lots of examples is here.
Teach yourself how to write HAIKU in English, by taking the "self-study"here.
Check out "Butterfly Dreams" a series of beautiful Haiku and nature pictures. Go to this website, then click on a season to begin.

September Haiku

ゆくわれに
とどまるなれに
あきふたつ
I am going,
You are staying,
two autumns for us.

October Haiku

くろきまでに
むらさきふかし
ぶどうかな
English Meaning
Almost black,
deepening purple,
ripe grapes.

November Haiku



あきのそら
みているだけで
とりになる
English Meaning
The autumn sky so high,
I feel like a bird,
Simply by looking at it.
by a 3rd Grader in Tokyo, published in the JAL Foundation's
"On the Wings of Words" 2008

January/February Haiku



Let's go!
Snow viewing,
tumbling.

March Haiku

ひなまつる
みやこはずれや
もものつき
Dolls' Festival
outside of the city,
moon over peach trees.

May Haiku:

Carp kites,
when the wind blows.
Look! They wave.

こいのぼり
かざがふくとね
ほら!ゆれる

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