This is my playground for poetry written for children with ideas and inspiration for writing your own poems. Come on in. Sit for a spell, have a cup of words to swirl around and make your own cup of poetry. I'm so glad you are here. I hope you'll find the Kingdom of Poetry a fun place to be.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Palo Verde HAIKU

Palo Verde blooms
on hillsides and arroyos
draping yellow scarves

Everywhere you look, in all directions the Palo Verde trees are in blossom.

     Under the trees there is a yellow carpet where the blossoms have started to fall.  The bees are out collecting pollen,and the birds are busy nesting. 
     Are the trees where you live blossoming?  Are they yellow too or another color?  What birds live in your trees?
    Can you write your own haiku about your trees?  You can use the traditional 5-7-5 syllable pattern, or develop your own pattern spoken on a single breath.
Happy writing.  You're welcome to share your creations in the comments.  Can you draw a picture to go with your poem?  Have fun.

1 comment:

  1. Joy,
    This scenery is awesome. Thanks for the photos. Nice challenge--a poem spoken on a single breath. The sound of the assignment is lovely in itself.