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Celebrate National Poetry Month with a Haiku Poem

Springtime Melodies

Haiku by Bette A. Stevens from MY MAINE, Haiku through the Seasons

Sunbeams composing
Springtime melodies, humming
Tapping to the tunes

April is a perfect month to get outdoors and get inspired. As a former teacher (grades four through eight), I know that kids of all ages love writing poetry and 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. You’ll find a link to some great poetry writing tips at the end of this post. Of course, you’re not limited to writing one haiku poem—you can write as many stanzas as you wish. Give it a try! 

Grab the kids, take out your pens, head into the great outdoors and get inspired!

~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator

  • Check out more of Bette’s haiku poems inside MY MAINE, Haiku through the Seasons here. The collection includes the author’s 150 haiku poems, along with 49 of her photographs and illustrations. Travel through Maine’s four seasons and discover state symbols and interesting facts about The Pine Tree State with the author.

(Haiku: m)

haiku

noun hai·ku ˈhī-(ˌ)kü
  1. :  an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively; also :  a poem in this form usually having a seasonal reference.

Discover more about how to write haiku and other poetry

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Comments on: "#NationalPoetryMonth: Write a Spring Haiku & Get the Kids Writing Too!" (51)

  1. Lovely Haiku from your adorable poetry book, My Maine, Bette! Happy spring to you. The photo of daffodils brings a spring breeze to me.

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  2. Just beautiful, Bette. Toni x

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  3. This is wonderful, Bette! Happy spring to you. 😀

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  4. D.L. Finn, Author said:

    Happy National Poetry Month. I’m a fan of the haiku 🙂

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  5. I am a BIG fan of your haikus, Betty, especially about my favorite state!

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  6. I love your haikus, Bette. They always make me smile.

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  7. Hi Bette, this is a gorgeous haiku. I loved your poetry book.

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  8. Love the beautiful flowers. Yellow is such a happy color.

    I’ve not good at haiku or poems. Not in my wheelhouse.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Bette. Big hug. ♥

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  9. Very interesting and lovely Haiku, Bette and spring brings in much happiness and joy.

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  10. Happy spring Bette! Spring melodies are awesome! 🥰

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  11. I love your Haiku! I’ve only written one, but am working on another. They aren’t the easiest for me to figure out and get right.

    Yours is wonderful!

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  12. Happy spring, Bette, and I love your springtime haiku! I shared – https://amanpan.com/2022/04/04/sharing-national-poetry-month-with-bette-stevens/
    ❤️

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  13. […] #NationalPoetryMonth: Write a Spring Haiku & Get the Kids Writing Too! […]

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  14. This is great, Bette. I love writing poetry, including haiku, with kids.

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    • Thanks so much for joining the celebration, Norah. I’m wth you all the way–reading and writing poetry with kids and getting them out in nature to explore are foundational to literacy. Kids love it and so do I! ❤ I love your blog and all of the wonderful literacy resources you offer children, educators and families.

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      • Thank you for your kind words of support, Bette. Yes, we share that love of poetry and literacy, especially sharing the joy with children.

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  15. Oh, I love your springtime Haiku, Bette! Beautiful and uplifting 💕🙂

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  16. You are ever the inspiration! ❤

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  17. Such a lovely idea! Your haiku is beautiful, as is springtime! Thank you for sharing!

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  18. Welcome, spring!

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  19. A very cheerful haiku with promises of daffodils to come!

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  20. How lovely! I feel like spring has come!

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  21. Love your Haiku Bette! So apropo.

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  22. Gwen M. Plano said:

    Beautiful haiku, Bette. I love it and the photo that accompanies it. 💗

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  23. I love your springtime haiku, Bette!

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  24. Your haiku is special for spring. I may try my hand at another one, my favorite verse form. Thank you, Bette!

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  25. I love writing poetry, haiku is so enjoyable.

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