2023 Haiku Contest
What is a haiku?
A haiku is a very brief Japanese poem of 17 total syllables in 3 lines.
Haiku’s do not have to rhyme. Juxtaposition (compare or contrast) is an essential element of this form of poetry - for example, by closely connecting two contrasting images, or by comparing unexpected similarities.
Line one is 5 syllables
Line two is 7 syllables
Line three is 5 syllables
Les arbres frissonnent
Dans la nuit le cerf s'endort
Sous l'oeil du hibou
Les yeux de l'enfant
Croisent le regard du père
Qui est le plus sage?
Write your haiku in an email to:
Subject Line: Your Name + Grade
In the email body:
- Your School & City
- Your haiku must have a title
If you are a teacher emailing your student's haikus:
If you use your school's email address, make sure your email won't be blocked by the school's email server. Alternatively, students may use their parents' email address - with their parents' consent.
Marguerite Le Clézio - French Teacher
Mary Roberts - French Teacher
Michèle Darrah - French Teacher