Daily Haiku: Sept. 13, 2017

old album–
the colourful life 
in black and white

by Pravat Kumar Padhy  (India)

Frogpond, 36:3, Autumn 2013

 

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 12, 2017

against the glass–
her palm prints
linger

 

 

by Carol Raisfeld  (USA)

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 11, 2017

into the woods
the silence between us
softens



by Bob Lucky, (Saudi Arabia)
White Lotus, August 2009

 

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 10, 2017

cloud sun cloud my restless shadow


by Annette Makino (USA)
Frogpond, 36:1, Winter 2013

 

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 9, 2017

cloudless day
a jay brings the sky
into the lilacs


by Mary Jo Balistreri  (USA)
The Heron's Nest,18:3, September 2016

 

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 8, 2017

first kick
birds resume
chirping

 

 

by Agnes Eva Savich

Modern Haiku, Vol. 35:3, Autumn 2004

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Promote Haiku During National Literacy Awareness Month

September is National Literacy Awareness Month. I learned long ago, when I was asked to teach haiku to public school students, that haiku and senryu were great ways to  not only to enrich their vocabulary, but to get them reading and writing.

Many students have short attention spans, and reading or writing brief things is a way that isn’t daunting to get them interested in literacy. I have taught haiku and senryu to at risk students, too, and I was delighted by the interesting thoughts and imaginative expression of these junior high and high school students in writing them. They were particularly intrigued with senryu and  how clever it allowed them to be with short takes on human nature and humor.

In fact, being able to tweet haiku and senryu appeals to students and adults alike, no matter what abilities they have with the written word.

As haikuists, we can work to get haiku and senryu noticed, taking every opportunity to link them to a celebratory month, not only to National Poetry Month in April. Think about doing a Google search and coming up with celebratory months or even special days  during which haiku and senryu can be promoted. Always be looking for these opportunities, particularly if you like to teach, give workshops, or do readings.

Copyright 2017 by Charlotte Digregorio.

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