Friday, May 21, 2010

Poetry Friday: Haiku

My eldest child gave me a book of Japanese Haiku for Mother's Day (how well he knows me!) and I've been enjoying reading it.  Here are a few favorites so far:

On the surface
of petal-covered water--
frogs' eyes

Recited on and on,
the poems of the frogs
have too many syllables

Its face
looks like a horse--
the grasshopper

Flower petals
set the mountain in motion--
cherry blossoms

photo by O.L.K. (age 12)

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Laura Salas at Writing the World for Kids.


Laura said...

I have this lovely book, too! There are so many gems there. Enjoy!

Laura Evans
all things poetry

laurasalas said...

Oh, I love the image of the flowers setting the mountain in motion. Gorgeous!