By Diane Forrest,
I experienced several changes and new experiences the year I started the 7th grade. I changed schools, had several teachers, instead of just 1, we moved to a new town, and I was introduced to poetry. We had poetry studies for 6 weeks, including memorizing poems, reading them, searching for different types, making a journal with them, and even writing them. I still have my journal, still remember the one I memorized, Trees, by Joyce Kilmer, and I remember the haiku I wrote.
Today is National Haiku Day. A Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry. It has 17 syllables, in 3 lines. Usually 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second line. And 5 in the third. They are usually about the seasons, or nature. So why not try your hand at writing some, for some examples, check out this site: http://www.haiku.com/ below is the haiku I wrote in the 7th grade.
Little pink flower
How pretty you are today
The sun shines on you