Sunday, 10 May 2009

Haiku Festival

Tracy at Pink Purl and Elizabeth at About New York are hosting a festival of Haiku poetry. Visit them for a list of poets to visit!
I wrote mine before I had read about them-I just knew the part about the 5-7-5 syllable pattern. Then I read about how they are usually about nature and reflect the season, using symbols such as cherry blossom for Spring. My first one kind of fits!-the season was autumn.
My second poem fits a season in my mind-summer-when we have to complete the 'Foundation Stage Profile'-a large document making final judgements on children's achievement in nursery and reception. The 'figures' in the poem refers to this.
Days spent with children
In creative pursuits will
Mean more than figures.
The last one is not really about nature or seasonal-though I tend to go to pub quizzes more in the winter! (And sadly do not retain much!)

30 comments:

Poetikat said...

Oh, I love the first one particularly (they are ALL good), but the newt line is perfect!

Kat

Sonia ;) said...

Very cool Sarah....creatively Im not with words...think that is a special gift.

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

The Clever Pup said...

These are fantastic!! Your are so creative.

The Clever Pup said...

P.S.

Yay to Moggies, Withnail and I, The Tiger Who Came for Tea and the Art of Looking Sideways. Amelie too.

Allegra Smith said...

Oh Sarah! How truly inspiring. I love all but the newt got my heart
(and I don't mean my Beloved here)
and brought back memories long forgotten. Thank you for both.

Tracy said...

Thank you for so many terrific poems, Sarah! Your haiku and artwork tie in so seamlessly with each other--each poem a unique and evocative experience. So glad you joined us. Many have been enjoying this even. It's been a great day! :o)

Golden West said...

How nice for the children to have such a creative teacher!

Elizabeth said...

These were an absolute delight, Sarah!
Also the pictures were wonderful too.
I wish people wouldn't endlessly fill out forms about children and standardize everything.
CREATIVITY RULES!

Shell said...

I love your fab Haiku's with your artwork. Really wonderful, thanks so much for letting me know about the festival. It's been a blast participating and visiting everyone.

snoopydog said...

Loved your Haiku, especially the 'newt' one. Beautifully presented too. I teach 7 and 8 year olds and it has been a real delight to come home this evening and relax by reading everyone's Haiku and finding some more fascinating sites to pop into! :)
(sorry, I posted on the wrong post, but left it there as I don' like deleting. I got carried away with your fab shadow photos :))

MJ said...

Although they may be non-traditional haikus, the haikus work so well with the pictures!

I've gone through some of your previous posts ~ your flower photos and doll faces are fabulous! It's interesting to see what talents exist all over blogland!

A Loner, Dottie. A Rebel. said...

Very cute :). You sound like such a fun teacher! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jenny said...

Beautifully written and so creatively presented. I loved them all but like most felt the newt one was just brilliant.

Poetikat said...

I see Clever Pup has been here. What's this about Withnail? I didn't see mention of him. Reveal!
Oh, and I have no Moggie, but I do have 4 felines.

Kat

Poetikat said...

Me again! I've just been perusing and I have to tell you that as I write this, my husband is watching the Newcastle/Middlesborough game and Martins has just scored!!! Yeah!
(I have two NUFC jerseys in the closet upstairs - as well as a baseball cap and my husband has a fleecey thing too.)
Husband (Kev) plays in the Fantasy League here in Canada and the Premiership is a huge chunk of most of my weekends.
Just thought I'd tell you.

Kat

Christina said...

OMGoodness! These are glorious! I have come to believe this lovely haiku festival, has brought me such beautiful blogs to visit. I do love it here.

Liz said...

These are great!

happilyretired said...

I enjoyed all your haiku and your illustrations too ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Sonia ;) said...

You are Tagged..

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Janet said...

How very clever you are! I love the way you journaled them and layered your artwork around them. Thanks for sharing!

Lea said...

Hello Sarah! It is great to meet you and I love how your haiku is presented to us through your journal, which makes them all the more special. I LOVE that newt, in image and word!!! He is a reward indeed!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

I love the first one as well. It reminds me that even in mundane tasks, I might find something worthwhile. I just have to keep my eyes open!

Shayla said...

Sarah, I love the way you incorporated the haiku right into your artwork. The effect is even more enjoyable.

Poetikat said...

Hi Sarah,

Not Psychic, no. I read in your post further down that you were watching a game, so I had to comment. I guess I should have mentioned that.

Kat

meandering pearl said...

Hi! the haiku you finished left a sparkle on my heart! your blog is beautiful!!!i love the days spent with children poem & the shadow shots!!! have a wonder-filled day!

kendalee said...

I love these Sarah - delightful! The last time I tried my hand at haiku was when I was at school myself - eons ago! Perhaps it's time to play again...

Oh and those chocolate cosmos - how beautiful are they?

rhubarbwhine said...

I loved your haiki, and especially so the way they have been presented. It was lovely to meet you through this challenge, and I will return and read further as time allows. Thank you for visiting me xx

Vickie said...

Love these Sarah! How fun. Love the previous post as well and forest fish is so cute! You certainly understand haiku better than I do. I'll have to visit other participants.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

These were such imaginative haikus and so beautifully illustrated!

My daughter-in-law teaches kindergarten -- 5 year olds. It requires so much energy but it is so rewarding.

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful Haiku and artwork! I just heard about the Haiku Festival today ( a little late) yours are exceptional- I hope there is another featival planned in the furture!