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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Rain Haiku (poetry)

A haiku is a 3-line poem that has 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the next, and 5 in the last. It usually does not rhyme. Haiku traditionally tells something about nature, but modern haiku doesn’t have to.
I’ll bet you can tell what the weather has been like where I live!

Rain, rain for two weeks
come again some other day
but not tomorrow
Rain dripped all the day
And the day before, before
Please, we ask, no more

The beach is lonely
Can we go swimming in rain?
Yes, just don’t get wet
Rain takes many forms
Drizzle, pouring, cats-and-dogs
Sometimes just too much
Puddles for jumping
Wetness where we try to walk
Wet feet, not so fun

Clouds pour down their rain
We begin to feel like ducks
Quacking and splashing

I always thought it would be really convenient if it only rained at night.
My grandfather had a favorite joke that we could go swimming as long as we didn’t get wet, although he never was referring to rain!
Cats-and-dogs is an idiom that means heavy rain.

Now, it's your turn! Haiku is easy. Don't worry about being 'right', just have fun!

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