Welcome to the crazy wisdom parade.

This is where Literacies readers shared their literacy wisdom until July 31, 2008. We had a great time. Please feel free to explore and comment and continue to add floats.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

haiku floats

May 16 to 18 is Haiku Canada Weekend. Let's make the first week of the parade haiku week.

A simple explanation of haiku is that it is a 3 line poem of 17 syllables. The first line is 5 syllables, the second line is 7 syllables and the third line is 5 syllables. The first 2 lines set the scene and the third line makes a comment - sort of.

literacy work--
from chaos and disorder
wisdom sparkles fly

Of course, there is much more to haiku.
Haiku @ Wikipedia : Haiku For Beginners : Shadow Poetry : Haiku Project

If Haiku is not your style, why not try a 6-word story Hemingway style? Can you write your literacy memoir in 6 words? Comment below or create your own post.

Was taught. Hated it. Now teach.

More literacy 6-word stories here.


bsoroke said...

Was taught. Hated it. Now teach.

Oh that just says it all, love that. Brilliant.
So I am now envisioning each of those sentences as the head of 3 separate columns with a whole myriad of words, stories, images beneath each one - would be a great springboard for a group to compose & stick post-its underneath - think I'll use that somewhere sometime. thanks oodles!

Anonymous said...

Here's one:

Scattered words on white
I crave to know your meaning
Speak to me out loud.

juditcairn said...

small words make meaning

some big words expand my mind

and peace words make peace

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