Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? More specifically, did you know that April 17th is National Haiku Poetry Day? Happy National Haiku Poetry Day!
Even if you aren’t usually a poetry buff, National Poetry Month is a good excuse to break the mold and try something different. Perhaps a fun poetry tea time is in order? Or maybe you could read some of the poetry books of the Bible today? (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon) You may be surprised to find that you are enjoying poetry more than you thought you would!
National Haiku Poetry Day
What Is a Haiku?
If you are easing into poetry, National Haiku Poetry Day is a great place to start. Haiku is a simple form of unrhymed Japanese poetry with 3 lines. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The 3rd line has 5 syllables.
This is a haiku.
The lines follow the pattern.
Add Meaning to Your National Haiku Poetry DayCelebrate National Haiku Poetry Day with a free Christian Haiku book! Click To Tweet
You can add a little fun and meaning to your celebration of National Haiku Poetry Day with a free downloadable Christian Haiku book. I am excited to be part of this special Christian group writing project organized by Faithful Bloggers. 22 bloggers collaborated to write it. You can download the book below for free below. It’s perfect for you and for your children as well. In fact, my kids helped me come up with some of mine!
Make It a Family Affair
I hope you will enjoy reading this book. Perhaps it will even entice your family to try your hands at writing your own haikus! If you want to include haikus as part of your school day, you can check out this Haiku Poetry Freebie.
Writing your own Christian haiku could be a quite an interesting twist on your quiet time. Writing poetry can be an act of worship! I remember writing my first haiku in my second grade class. Even younger ones can learn to clap the syllables along with you. As I mentioned before, my kids helped me write and check my haiku. Make sure you check out the one about Jesus and super heroes!My kids helped me write haiku. Check out the one about Jesus and super heroes! Click To Tweet
Show Me Your Haikus!
I would love to read what you write! You can post your haiku below or write them in the Minivan Ministries Meet-up FaceBook community. Happy National Haiku Poetry Day!
Are you a poetry fan? Have you ever written a haiku?
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