Happy Poetry Friday.
Three paper kites
hang from our house
they flutter, flap and sway.
These paper fish are flying
high to celebrate
Tango no sekku
a Happy Boys Day.
On May fifth in communities with a Japanese influence you'll see paper carp
dancing on bamboo poles to honor the men in the household. There are lots of Japanese-Americans who live on my island so we celebrate boys day and there are lots of paper carp flying today. This holiday is also known as the Feast of Banners. You can find out more about this celebration here.
There is a legend about the swimming carp becoming a dragon. Can you write a poem today about a dragon? What color would your dragon be? Have fun writing.
E kūlia i ka nu‘u.
Strive to reach the highest.
--a Hawaiian proverb
To read more poetry posts, Jama Kim Rattigan is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup today on
her blog Jama's Alphabet Soup here. Thanks Jama, for hosting us this week.
Happy Cinco de Mayo and have a great weekend.