Haiku, you.

Richard Wright is better known for his novels, but he also wrote thousands of haiku poems towards the end of his life, 400-some of which he selected to be published in a book released after his death. We read a selection of 14 haiku and talked about the way Wright blends traditional haiku features with his own contemporary concerns, and gave it a try ourselves. 4th period Haiku Isaiah H. when I got out of school I went home and I had to walk my dog in the snow Haiku Karmelle S. It was really cold Was met by a handsome guy The cold slipped my mind 5th period Haiku Demetrius I  like basketball Running down the court dribbling For the three-point shot Walking to school I almost froze to death The struggle is real Haiku Diamond The old man struggled Bent back, slowly walking His legs wiggled His knees knocked And he paced slowly As the day is snowy Haiku Treyon J. There is snow outside The snow is piled up so high feels like it won’t leave Haiku Cortez R. eyes closed on the ride opened up to see the prison I still miss my 7th period Haiku Charmauri N. The crushing wind hurts bites my face makes my lips dry freeze my fingertips Haiku Terrance S. The storm of winter Came down like a blizzard What a freezing night



“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.