Wednesday, December 5, 2012



[hahy-koo]  noun, plural hai·ku for 2.
1. a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons.
2. a poem written in this form.

Recently, my 9-year-old son was talking to me about haikus, a topic which he must've covered recently in school, so it is fresh in his spongy little mind.  We were trying to come up with some of our own haikus, and here is one of our masterpieces:

There was a hippo
Who wanted to do a dance
He did the Rumba

I think he has a bright future in poetry.