Saturday, August 11, 2007

What is Haiku?

Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry, dating from the 19th century. A traditional haiku consists three lines of approximately 5, 7, and 5 phonetic units which generally correspond to the syllables of English. In our Haicooo, we don't even attempt to follow the elaborate rules of Haiku. We just use the basic form to tell little stories to little folk. For more information on real haiku, click here.

Now, what is Haicooo?
Haicooo are little haiku poems just for children! All haicooo poems have an accompanying drawing of a sweet animal to help develop a child's love of nature, art and poetry. It has long been my philosophy that a child who learns to love animals and treat them with kindness will be a child who shows empathy for other children as well. I also believe that they will grow into more caring and responsible adults. We can all learn a lot from animals as well as children!

Eweness gets lonesome
So she likes it in her flock
Where she has good friends

Eweness Loves Haiku For Children!

1 comment:

Marinela said...

Thanks for sharing this blog about haiku.
I think haiku poems are fun too.