Haiku for Poetry Month

Girl On Old Boat In Vietnam

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Summer beckons me

warm breezes, cold water

toes in the Atlantic sea

We wrote haiku poems in class today, and I have to share out a few from the nearly 100 that blaze a colorful patchwork of sticky notes across my bulletin board.

The swishing b-ball

The squeaking of people’s shoes

The cold, hard defense



The trees danced softly

together in the crisp breeze

laughing happily


A fish ate my shoe

then he swam off feeling blue

now I am shoeless


Skateboards, pennyboards

flip tricks and pure speed cruising

skulls and red and blue




Waves dance across the 

blue floor like ballerinas

in the Nutcracker.



Stretch into the splits

air whirling past as I turn

curtsy gracefully



Haikus are trouble

You must count on your fingers

Now my fingers hurt



The willow tree sways

with deep grace and sadness

the makes me love life.



Clouds form in odd shapes

Cats, dogs, hamsters, a bright face

What is up above?



Those furry felines

Twirling tumbling, and playing

They never stop meowing.



The crack of the bat

The smell of grass, sweat, and dirt

The cheers from the crowd.



Sand scatters the beach

Waves crash on the sandy shore

Blue water shimmers



9 thoughts on “Haiku for Poetry Month

  1. Hi Mrs. Rombach,
    I love the haikus they are really great, especially Rohits it really describes how I feel about haikus because I can’t think of anything but when I do my fingers start to hurt and don’t want to write.
    Do you have trouble with Haikus?
    Be awesome, Collin
    P.S Visit my blog!

    • Hi Collin-
      I’ll definitely stop by your blog and check out what you’re writing about! I thought Rohit’s haiku was funny too, which is why I had to showcase it on my blog. I’ll be over soon. We missed you at blog club!

      Mrs. Rombach

  2. I love those Haikus that your students wrote. They were amazing and descriptive. I even wrote one for the Haiku contest that my sister commented about. I hope you visit my blog :D.


  3. Hi Mrs.Rombach!

    One other awesome thing, Mrs.Terry is having a Haiku contest and it has started today! Tell your students anyone can enter through the ERMS website, there are great prizes! Kira won the Limerick contest and won a box of donuts from Dunkin Donuts and a t-shirt! So great prizes are in store…

    Stay Happy 🙂
    Quynh-Thi http://eatsweet.edublogs.org

    • I’m ready to do this on Monday! Thanks for the heads up! 🙂 Count on some submissions from my students. 🙂

      Mrs. Rombach

  4. Hi Mrs.Rombach!

    Please tell your students that these Haiku’s are so good! I am in Mrs.Terry’s English class this year and had to come up with a Limerick, but they were not as good as these Haiku’s. I love how they are really inspiring with so many adjectives! Stop by my blog soon!

    Stay Happy 🙂
    Quynh-Thi http://eatsweet.edublogs.org

    • Will do! I’m finally setting up all of the blogs for my students. We tried Kidblogs at the beginning of the year, but they didn’t even come close to Edublogs. Back to the best! 🙂 I’ll know better next year. Glad to know you’re writing. We’ve been writing poetry like crazy…more to come. :)We’ll come visit you, too.

      Mrs. Rombach

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