In the sea of heaven| cloud waves rise and the moon boat sails into a forest of stars| to be seen no more (calligraphy by Gyosho Suzuki) Japanese haiku poem by KAKINOMOTO no Hitomaro (662-710) 天の海に 雲の波立ち 月の船 星の林に 漕ぎ隠る見ゆ
Good explanation of Haikus for my older kids. In April, the whole front of my circulation desk becomes a poetry wall. I buy cheap decorative post-its from target and the kids are allowed to write a poem on them and stick it to the wall. At the end of the month we host a poetry night and students can read one of those poems!