Archive for the ‘Poems’ Category

Filed Under (Poems) by ivy on October-29-2008

A butterfly nears

Gracefully fluttering close

Silence overtakes

Filed Under (Poems) by ivy on October-29-2008

A wobbly duckling

Playing follow the leader

Learning how to swim

Filed Under (Poems) by ivy on October-27-2008

I come in many different shapes

I have many different scents

Colors everywhere

Filed Under (Poems, school) by ivy on October-27-2008

What is a haiku, and how do you write one?

A haiku is an unrhyming poem

Haiku’s originated from Japan, and were used as love notes from men, later the women would write poem back, called a tanka.

A haiku consists of 17 syllables; first line 5 syllables, second line 7, third line 5. A tanka however consists of 31 syllables; first, second, and third line are the same, but a tanka also has two additional lines, fourth line 7 syllables, and fifth line 7 syllables.

Haiku’s do not have an actual title, you always title a haiku, Haiku.

A haiku is ALWAYS based on nature, never anything else.

You may be wondering why I have posted this, I have posted this because in language class we were told to write a few haiku’s which I will post later.

Filed Under (Poems) by ivy on March-19-2008

I skip stones on a lifeless lake

No sound does it make

The stones are hopping

To and fro

Still, no sound does it make

I try bigger stones

It didn’t help

The only sound I ever heard while skipping stones on the lifeless lake

Was the occasional Whisper of the wind

Like it was trying to be my friend

Filed Under (Poems) by ivy on November-14-2007

What am I…

I can be white as snow, or hot as the sun.

When you pick me up I slip through your fingers, and tickle your little toes.

I can be as big as a castle or small as a speck of dust.

I am sand.