Posted by: HouPE | 04/03/2012

Found on the shelf at Perry Library: Guyku

Who doesn’t love Haiku? What’s not to love? ~ 3 lines with 5 syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and 5 syllables in the third line.

It’s short. It’s about nature. It’s approachable: not too fancy, not too dignified. And haiku isn’t tied up in the future or the past, it’s always in the here and now… present tense is where haiku lives.

We found Guyku on the shelf here at Perry Public Library.

This lovely picture book written by Bob Raczka and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds is the tale of a little boy’s year. His adventures and misadventures are chronicled completely in haiku. This would be an excellent resource¬†for demonstrating, instructing, or inspiring the love of haiku in girls and boys alike. Why not try your own hand at haiku? In the spirit of national Poetry Month, post your creations as a comment to share.

Guyku can be found at the Perry Public Library in the Easy section under call number E RAC.

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