After we were finished, the students wrote their own spooky poems, and they were great! I still hold fast to my theory that kids’ favorite poetic format (at least in elementary school) is the acrostic poem (which I discussed in this post awhile back). About a third of the children chose this format for their own poems, and it was not just because it is an “easy” format—they really put a lot of thought into their pieces, and definitely enjoyed the assignment! It was SO much fun to talk about poetry with these smart, funny kids, and even more fun to see them get excited about writing poems of their own! ☺For my Poetry Friday contribution today, I am excited to share a new haiku. If you didn’t see my earlier posts about haiku poetry, you can read them here.
I have spent a lot of time walking in the woods in my neighborhood over the past few weeks. My puppy has been NUTS, and these walks help clear my mind and also provide Gracie with much needed exercise! The leaves have been beautiful, and are now starting to fade and fall, but late one afternoon I took these photos off of my back deck:
The way the light hit at that particular moment inspired me to write the haiku below. I hope you enjoy it!
Golden rays slant down,
Igniting leaves like stained glass.
All the world’s aflame.
Enjoy the last little bit of fall, and Happy Writing!