A Memorial Day Haiku
This Memorial Day worksheet introduces the concept of haiku, a traditional form of Japanese poetry, as a means to reflect on the themes of the holiday. The haiku’s structure is succinct yet powerful, composed of three lines with a syllable pattern of five, seven, and five. This disciplined form of expression encourages students to convey deep emotion and contemplation within a limited framework, making every word count.
The worksheet provides a box for brainstorming, encouraging students to gather their thoughts and choose their words with intention before beginning their haiku. By focusing on the essence of Memorial Day, students are guided to reflect on the solemnity and significance of the day in a creative and culturally informed manner. This exercise not only teaches the art of haiku but also honors the memory of those who have served, through the lens of poetic expression.