Haiku for Your Thoughts

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Haiku for Your Thoughts

photo by Roman Hladio

photo by Roman Hladio

photo by Roman Hladio

Roman Hladio, Reporter

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One of the world’s most distinctive types of poetry, haikus were first created around the 17th century C.E.  They received their name from a Chinese word that means something along the lines of “unfinished poem”.

As a senior who finds himself with an increasing amount of time on his hands, I decided to embark on an expedition to write a very large amount of haikus and submit them to VARIATIONS.  To most people, a lot of haikus might probably mean around ten. To me, it ended up being 15 pages worth. At 5 per page, that’s about 75 haikus, all on a variety of topics.

In honor of National Poetry Month, I’d like to share a few of my favorites.

the Earth might be flat

Mr. Bugel says, “No Way!”

I stand indifferent

 

my generation

slowly deteriorates

stop playing Fortnite

 

rays broke through the clouds

I thought, “Could it be spring now?”

a blizzard started

 

brother’s shouting “FLOB!”

I have no idea why

someone please save me

 

the sun’s pretty hot

almost 6,000 Kelvin

good for marshmallows

 

Like I said, this is only a few of many more.  If you’re up for a challenge, try reading some more.  They can be found here.

photo by Cassidy Kufner