Happy Spring! April is poetry month. A time to welcome poetry into your teaching. A time for opening windows, lingering sunshine, and seed planting in our journals. Here in South Florida, Springtime is in the flora and fauna. Today I noticed the Tabebuia chrysotricha tree standing tall in the parking lot of the library I go to every day after school. Its sunny yellow blossoms drifted from the branches to the ground. I usually carry a small spiral notebook with me where ever I go, to jot down ideas of inspiration. You can find the seeds for a poem just about anywhere.
Here is a “double” haiku. A little non traditional but I have kept the 5, 7, 5 syllable pattern for each of the stanzas.
I hope you will stop and notice the beautiful flora that is awakening in your neighbourhood, and jot down your own seeds of inspiration.