"You Make Me Happy" is a very short form of poetry known as haiku (sounds like "hi-coo").
Haiku originated in the country of Japan.
Today, haiku is written in many different languages with most haiku poets living in English-speaking countries.
There are several styles of haiku.
The most common haiku style contains 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, and 5 syllables in the third line.
Traditionally, haiku poetry was written about nature. But all that has changed. Haiku written today can be about anything!
Can you think of a haiku poem to write? Challenge yourself and your family to see who can come up with the best haiku poem!
You could also start a family collection of haiku poems and read then aloud once per year at your very own family "haiku" party.
After you make up your first haiku poem, you'll be thinking about your second poem, third poem...THEN you'll be off to the haiku races!
What makes your heart sing?
Do you have special friends who make you laugh?
A family pet who sleeps beside you at night?
A teacher who encourages you to be the best you YOU can be?
Perhaps all of the above!
Today is a great day to let everyone know just how much you love them. You can tell them in a handwritten note or you can make them a simple Valentine's Day card to show you care.
Be sure to let them know how much you appreciate all the ways they make your heart sing!
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