"Snow Drips" 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!
March is that time of year when one day it can be winter and the next day summer. It can become a little frustrating, don't you think?
But, it is also a very special time of year.
It signals the end of one season and the beginning of the next!
Daylight Savings time and the first day of Spring happen in March!
Usually, that's a pretty welcome sight--especially at the end of a long, cold winter.
Do you have any plans for this coming spring?
Perhaps a "Spring Break" vacation is in your future? Maybe garden planning is what you will be up to? Or, is there something even MORE exciting that is coming up?
Plans or not, spring is a great time of year to get outside and play in the almost warm sun.
And, don't forget to keep an eye out for those birds returning from their winter vacation!
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