POEMS

The Limerick is of English origin. It has got five lines and is usually funny. The last word of the first, second and fifth lines rhyme, and so do the second and third lines.

Origin From England
Number of lines 5 lines
Rhyme A-A-B-B-A-
Particular features Usually funny

Here is an example of Limerick

 

There was an Old Man in a tree

Who was horribly bored by a bee.

When they said "Does it buzz?"

He replied "Yes, it does!

It's a regular brute of a bee!"

                                          Edward Lear

Haiku is a very short poem consisting of three lines, traditionally of 5 syllables each. There are no rhymes or metaphors. It was developed in Japan in the seventeenth century, but it has become popular all over the world.

Typical subjects for haiku are the changes of nature and the seasons.

 

L'haiku una forma di componimento poetico costituito da tre versi, tradizionalmente di 5 sillabe ognuno. Non ci sono nè rime nè metafore. Si è diffuso nel diciasettesimo secolo, ma è diventato famoso in tutto il mondo.

Un soggetto tipico degli haiku sono il cambiamento della natura e le stagioni.

 

REMEMBER

1) Haiku can be about a friend, a pet, someone you love, an experience you want to share.

2) Write three lines. Keep them short. 

3) Here is a list of words that you can use in your haiku.

 

Good luck guys ;-)

Spring

 

Flower

Sun

Green

Water lily

Ladybird

Hortense

Butterfly

Bunnies

Flying

In blossom

Romance

Gentle

Summer

 

Ice cream

Warm

Swimming

Happiness

Stormy

Sea

Fish

Shell

Sand

Freedom

Free

Breeze

Autumn

 

School

Rain(raining)

Yellow

Windy

Chestnut

Falling

Leaves

Roof

Beloved

Kissing

Chick

Swifts

Winter

 

Dark

Snow(snowing)

Skiing

Christmas

Freezing

Sleeping

Beauty

Silence

Kittens

Cold

Horses

Elegance


Spring morning

When the sun's shining
I'm happy, I am crazy
when it is raining.

quando il sole splende

sono felice, sono pazza

quando piove.

Wild Geese

Forgetting

all your kisses

 each day one.

dimenticando

tutti i tuoi baci

ogni giorno uno.

Summer evening

How life

is flowing down me

summer rain.

come la vita

scorre su di me

pioggia d'estate.

Winter evening

I cannot hear birds,

only flakes of snow on me;

I think happy children.

   

non sento uccelli,

solo fiocchi di neve su di me;

io penso bambini felici.