Haikus In Motion

Haikus are one of the oldest forms of poetry. Originating in Japan, poets would describe a moment in nature to represent a lesson for humanity. The 5th and 6th grade poets from Ms. Murray’s class wrote their own Haikus with a ‘twist’. Each poet had to assign a movement to their poem. We could not include their movements here but we do have their Haikus! Enjoy!



By Mei and Jazzy

Butterflies are free

They fly all over the world

With joy on they’re wings



By Ethan and Eli

The championships

Are like achievements in life

That you’re dreamed of here



By Amada and Anonymous

Trees get cut daily

Your lovely branches falling

Falling endlessly


My heart

By Sofia

My heart is the moon

I’m always forgotten, and

Forever alone


The Quiet Wind 

By Axel and Anonymous

This wind is silent

No more “whoosh” nor “swish” this time

I just get nothing



By Xciel and Gianni

Anger is like fire

It’s fuel to a great danger

You must control it




“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.