Sunday, March 4


One way of writing your own poetry is to imitate the structure of the Japanese haiku. The Haiku is a tiny verse-form in which the Japanese poets have been working for hundreds of years. The haiku is a simple but subtle little poem of seventeen syllables.

Examples of Haiku:


The fierce wind rages 
And I see how trees survive 
They have learned to bend.  
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The lonely raindrop
Hurtling silently downwards
Slices humid air.

The Haiku Form

  • A haiku is unrhymed.
  • It is three lines long.
  • It has 17 syllables in all : line 1 has 5 syllables - line 2 has 7 syllables - line 3 has 5 syllables.
  • It is always written in the present tense
  • It contains strong visual images.
  • It captures a fleeting moment usually to do with nature or the seasons
  • It uses very few words while suggesting a great deal.

Haiku is not expected to be always a complete or even a clear statement.The reader is supposed to add to the words his own associations and imagery and thus to become a co-creator of his own pleasure in the poem.


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Public Speaking - Quick Tips

  1. Keep it short and sweet.
  2. Slow down: Don’t talk too fast.
  3. Look up! – It it’s too scary to look at the audience in the front row, look at the people in the back of the room.
  4. Smile : Look confident, even if you don’t feel confident.
  5. Pretend: Find a friendly face in the audience and pretend you’re only talking to that person.
  6. Practice: Join a debating team, dare yourself. To speak up in class, give a speech in front of a mirror. The more opportunities you have speak in public the easier it gets.
  7. Biggest asset: Self-confidence. Actas though you have a right to be there-because you do.

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