Happy Haikus

The happy 4th grade poets from Howe School studied an ancient form of poetry from Japan called Haikus. The poem follows a specific structure of 3 lines; the first line must contain 5 syllables, the second line contains 7 syllables, and the third and last line contains 5 syllables. They then wrote their own haikus based on something they like. Enjoy!

The Fun Sun

by Brazil W. 

The fun sun is bright

It shines on me everyday

It makes me happy


At The Park

Milani W. 

The park is so fun

On the swings I like to play

I go up and down




“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.