Let nature inspire you
Our rock garden at the Farmstead is singing. The Columbine were so glorious this season they inspired me to write “The Choral Debut,” a haiku (Japanese-inspired, non-rhyming three-line: 5-7-5 syllable poem). I hope The Choral Debut inspires you to get outdoors and let nature sing its songs to you.
The Choral Debut
HAIKU by Bette A. Stevens
Rising with the sun
Pristine perennials join
The choral début
I enjoy designing posters to go with my poems and often use photos I have taken. As a former teacher (now retired) in grades four through eight, I’ve learned that kids of all ages love writing poetry and like me, they enjoy illustrating their poems too. It’s simple and it’s so much fun to tell a story in the three short lines of Haiku. Of course, you can write as many stanzas as you wish. I invite you to give it a try. In fact, I’m working on a Maine haiku collection that sings of the seasons.
Don’t be shy. Grab a pen and paper, get outdoors, get inspired…and get the kids writing haiku too!
~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator
Discover more about how to write haiku and other poetry:
- More tips for children and adults from Bette A. Stevens on writing poetry https://4writersandreaders.com/2016/10/19/have-fun-writing-haiku-get-the-kids-writing-too/
- Visit Reference.Com