Homework - 11th January

This week we have been writing structured poetry.

Here is an example of the haiku of Basho Matsuo, the first great poet of haiku in the 1600s:


An old silent pond...

A frog jumps into the pond,

splash! Silence again.


Does it fit the rules?

For your homework, write a Haiku or Cinquain poem about a subject of your own choice. Think carefully about every word, try not to "waste" any of those precious syllables.  Write your finished poem on a piece of paper in best handwriting and bring in to school to put it on our poetry board.  (You may also comment it on the blog - but still bring in a paper copy.)

Comments that people have made about this blog post

Comment 1 Comment by Elizabeth F on 11 Jan 13 at 12:44pm | Quote this comment
This is a haiku poem:


lonley brown and soft,
swinging amongst the brown trees,
finding sweet sweet fruit. :lol:
BY Elizabeth
Comment 2 Comment by Hannah D on 11 Jan 13 at 12:44pm | Quote this comment
my day at the beach

soft sand through my toes,
roaring waves hitting the rocks,
watch out shark attack!
Comment 3 Comment by Iris A on 11 Jan 13 at 12:46pm | Quote this comment

Blue beautiful sea,
glistening in walm sunlight.
Foamy waves crashing down!
Comment 4 Comment by Lucy B on 11 Jan 13 at 12:47pm | Quote this comment
This is a Cinquain poem:

Furry and Fierce,
Prowling amongst the trees,
Fighting for life now and again,
On high. :lol:
Comment 5 Comment by Rachel H on 11 Jan 13 at 12:55pm | Quote this comment

sharks swimming round
back front the seaweed sways
the dolphins jumping up and down
swish swash :lol:
Comment 6 Comment by Elizabeth F on 11 Jan 13 at 5:03pm | Quote this comment
This is a cinquain poem:

Monkeys are cute
Monkeys have big big feet
Monkeys swing amongst the brown trees
Comment 7 Comment by Mr Brooks on 12 Jan 13 at 9:31am | Quote this comment
Here's my attempt at a haiku.

Saturday Morning Walk

Dark clouds scudding by:
threatening. Ancient trees creak.
I race for shelter.
Comment 8 Comment by Archie D on 12 Jan 13 at 11:26am | Quote this comment


Fire breathing
Flying high in the sky
Out of breath and almost finished
Comment 9 Comment by Ellie K on 12 Jan 13 at 1:06pm | Quote this comment

Brown leaves falling,
A crispy carpet forms,
Crunching, crunching JUMP!
Comment 10 Comment by Dillon E on 13 Jan 13 at 9:48am | Quote this comment


Flowers out again,
More Animals appearing,
For the new season.
Comment 11 Comment by Oliver H on 13 Jan 13 at 12:57pm | Quote this comment
Haiku poem:

Coral Reef

Coral full of life
Coloured fish swimming swiftly
Darting for darkness.
Comment 12 Comment by Abigail H on 13 Jan 13 at 2:03pm | Quote this comment

Soft snow
Slowly falling
Creating a blanket,
Snowman with a colourful scarf
Sun comes !
Comment 13 Comment by Felix S on 13 Jan 13 at 5:49pm | Quote this comment
Haiku poem


Falling down, falling
from harmless, peaceful giants.
A white scene building.
Comment 14 Comment by Ralph H on 13 Jan 13 at 6:05pm | Quote this comment
The fish

Swimming and splashing,
Colourful and scaly fish,
Gliding through the water.

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