Butterfly Doors (Haiku!)

To start my final week with the 4th graders at Dulles, I thought we would try our hand at some Haiku. We read translations of Issa Kobayashi and discussed how Haiku are based on observations that lead us to have a discovery, and that they are short and to the point. I provided some photos for them to analyze, and they wrote some Haiku of their own!


Ms. Wilson’s Class 



The white and blue car 
by Michael 

I see blue and white colors
I see butterfly doors
It is kind of shaped like butterfly wings



The staring llama
by E’Moni 

Look at that llama looking at me
and it is eating hay while staring at me
the eyes are so far apart
and llamas are so big and it is gray and brown.



Butterfly doors 
by Taraji 

Butterfly doors are car doors opened up
The bridge looks like a rollercoaster without the cart ride
The man looks like he is on a cliff and about to fall
The llama looks like the tongue is out while chewing its food.



by Courtney

the door of the car look like a butterfly
it look like he is about to fall off the cliff
he looking at the cliff



Black Llama 
by Brooklyn

The llama is black
the llama like hay
the llama tongue



Blue Car 
by Deziah 

Blue car with shiny rims
Blue and white flames
and a black creepy skeleton



The Dog 
by Kayiona 

Walking the dog
People                     down
Man               stairs




(here are the images they wrote about)




“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.