Day 19 NaPoWriMo – Haiku update – India and Japan merge

Published April 19, 2013 by Laura Crean Author


On Tuesday I am going into my daughter’s classroom and as it is National Poetry Writing Month that is what I am going to do with the children – read some of my poetry and then link poetry to their school topic which is India.  After thinking long and hard about how I can do this in the short time that I have, I have decided to use Haiku Poetry.  I think this is quite a fun thing to do as it will be mixing 2 cultures together – writing on an Indian theme with a Japanes style poem.  

Even though I have decided as most modern poets probably will that you don’t need to write Haiku poems with the traditional 5-7-5 pattern, I think schools still teach it that way.  So I have very quickly written 3 Haiku poems with the  5-7-5 pattern on the theme of India for the children as an example, I am making a mood board to take in and then they will be able to write their own using the themes expressed on the mood board as inspiration.


a river running

a red candle floating by

prayers and petals too


dancing with her hands

worshipping and having fun

a gift from the gods


one supreme God rules

he has so many faces

Hindus celebrate


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