The Birds Fly Cool: A Haiku For Each Season

The students and I had an extra long break due to the first vortex of 2015! In honor of how frozen we were that week, when we finally got back together we read a haiku for each season by the great and very funny poet, Issa. The students then wrote their own poems for each season.

We embraced the winter cold but we also fantasized about hopeful spring, and lazy summer, and crisp fall. If you’ve got the winter blues, I think we’ve got the fix below. Enjoy!

Ms. Pease’s 4th Grade Literary Arts Classes

Room 216 Literary Arts

Spring Poem
Christian L.

Its raining a lot
We should jump in the puddles
I’m getting so wet


Winter Poem
Bruce G.

Sledding down mountains
Snowballs getting tossed around
Hot cocoa slurping


Spring Poem
Isabel V.

The rain is so cool
I love the flowers when they gleam
The bugs bite too much.


Winter Poem
Elisa S.

Winter time is hear
Its now time for fun and cheer
Playing in the snow


Winter Poem
Ivan S.
I like to throw snowballs
My step dad throws them back
Me and him, we’re shivering


Room 214 Literary Arts

Spring Poem
Melanie M.

What a sunny day
Flowers blooming in the dirt
Watering them all


Winter Poem
Hector T.

Winter is coming
The climate is changing here
Time to make snowmen


Winter Poem
Guinevere M.

My brother’s playing with snow
My puppies like rolling in the snow
My sister, making a snowman


Summer Poem
Jonathon S.

It’s really hot
We go swimming at Lake Michigan
I like to eat ice cream

Room 215 Literary Arts

Summer Poem
Ruby R.

The birds fly cool
and flowers smell like breeze
like Violets


Summer Poem
Ivan A.

at the


Summer Poem
Christian G.

in the



“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.