Let’s use our words to spread the L.O.V.E.

Words can hurt, words can HEAL. Words can make you sad, words can make you HAPPY. Words can make you cry, words can make you LAUGH.

Today, we’ll make the choice to use our words wisely. We’ll use our words to spread the L.O.V.E.

Do you know what a HAIKU is?

“Haiku is a poetic form and a type of poetry from the Japanese culture. Haiku combines form, content, and language in a meaningful, yet compact form. Haiku poets, which you will soon be, write about everyday things. Many themes include nature, feelings, or experiences. Usually they use simple words and grammar. The most common form for Haiku is three short lines. The first line usually contains five (5) syllables, the second line seven (7) syllables, and the third line contains five (5) syllables. Haiku doesn’t rhyme. A Haiku must “paint” a mental image in the reader’s mind. This is the challenge of Haiku – to put the poem’s meaning and imagery in the reader’s mind in ONLY 17 syllables over just three (3) lines of poetry!.”

Today I invite you to write your very own HAIKU poem and share it with us by leaving it as a comment in this post.

How to write a haiku: http://www.ehow.com/how_3336_write-haiku.html


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