"Amazing Aurora" 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!
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If you have never seen the Northern Lights, you would think they are a Hollywood special effect. But they aren't!
They are the most majestic, amazing natural phenomena this planet has to offer!
If you are lucky enough to live in a northern region where the Northern Lights are visible, excellent! You have probably witnessed them on several frosty nights in late autumn and for most of winter.
If you don't live in the north, the internet has tons of incredible video clips for your viewing pleasure. Many of these video are put together with music, making them even more spectacular!
A Year of Yarns has picked out two clips (check them out below) showcasing the Aurora Borealis.
The first video clip explains how the Northern Lights are created. It is very interesting and well worth watching.
The second is a stunning video that captures the awesomeness of theAurora and is set to a beautiful soundtrack for added enjoyment.