Try making a snowflake Haiku. (YOU WILL NEED A PIECE OF PLAIN PAPER, A PAIR OF SCISSORS AND SOMETHING TO WRITE WITH – OPTIONAL GLITTER!)
First make the thing: http://highhopes.com/snowflakes.html
Then write on your Haiku artistically onto the snowflake (Japanese poem):
A haiku is a short poem, invented by the Japanese poet, Basho. Only three lines long, there is
no room for waste – every word counts and must be chosen carefully.
According to the rules, a haiku poem is supposed to have 17 syllables (a beat in a word) in it, 5 in the first line,
7 in the second and 5 in the last line.
George Marsh, a
distinguished poet and teacher of haiku, describes it as “a tiny poem filled with a love of
nature”. Here are two examples:
in the empty park
a swing still swinging
fallen flower I see
returning to its branch
ah! a butterfly
GIVE IT TO YOUR ENGLISH TEACHER (OR MRS LANE) AND CLAIM YOUR PRIZE.