Friday, September 25, 2009

How to Write Poetry - Game Time

Every Friday in our poetry corner, we'll either go over a particular form of poetry or play a poetry game. For today, as it is our first day, we'll play a game. One of my favorite poetry games (that I can no longer find), was when I was given a box full of word tiles but could only use up to 20 of them to make a poem.

However, I haven't quite figured out how I can do this yet. So today will be Haiku day :)

Basic haiku rules - 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables

I'll post a picture to stir your inspiration and you can leave your haiku either in the comments or you can email me (contact button is on the sidebar). Enjoy! Mine is posted below the picture :)

Against burning skies
alone among rolling waves -
a silent witness


Suzanne said...

sunlight held hostage
the quiet night has purpose
unlock the window

Michelle McLean said...

Beautiful Suzanne! Thanks for playing :)