Thursday, April 29, 2010

Haikus by the big girls

The other night had the potential to be a bad one. I was worn out, and B had to go meet some clients. Instead, we had a great evening. Elizabeth went to bed without a problem, and the big girls kept Campbell entertained in the back for an hour while I folded laundry and pulled myself together.

Once Campbell went to bed, the girls continued to play quietly in my bedroom, making words out of Bananagram tiles and writing haikus. When it was time for them to go to bed, they brought out their work, complete with illustrations.

Lily only wrote one, but I can tell from her rough draft that it was quite an effort. She's still new to the whole concept of syllables.

I live in a rock
I sleep in a quite large sock
Please bring me some food

Ella's were more elaborate, and each had a title.

Rolling on the beach
Green as grass, blue as the sky
As calm waves go by

Hide and Seek
I constantly hide
You have to come and find me
This is hide and seek

I illustrated
a picture of a butterfly
He wrote the story

Bicycle pump with blue wheels
Big, loud cannon ball

I love that the girls are content to work together and write little books and that Ella did such a good job of helping Lily with her haiku.

*blogger spellcheck is insisting that the plural of haiku is haiku's. I don't think so.


Unknown said...

those are great! (and spellcheck is wrong)

Holly said...

I like the butterfly one the best.

And I don't think so, either.

Alexandra said...

Wow. We've been doing haikus , too.

It passes the time while we wait in line, and things.

How awesome.

Baino said...

Haha . .I really hate poetry. I just wish I could come up with equally cute Haiku's to dish it to the purists. You should post this one on Theme Thursday which is "Bicycle"

ckh said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing. :)