Friday, September 16, 2011

Target and "Haiku-pons" {Poetry Friday}

a soft, cushy roll
is a cozy, happy joy
sweet squares of heaven

Author - Target

I got home last Friday to find a coupon flier from one of my favorite stores, Target.  On the inside page, they define a Haiku-pon as "Poetry and savings in one.  Haikus are three-line poems with 5,7,5 syllables.  Every coupon used makes a new haiku, so get clipping, creating and saving."  I wish I was teaching older students to use this as a mentor text with.  I'm wondering how I could take something so every day, so not very exciting and write a poem to celebrate and honor those things we probably take for granted and under appreciated. 

You can catch Poetry Friday this week at The Poem Farm, thanks Amy for hosting.


  1. I received these too. Someone over at Target is very clever, right? Love that you got right down to the heart of important things-toilet paper. It's great!

  2. I am going to look for this in Target ads this week...and I'll be seeing toilet paper differently too! Thank you for this fun in daily life...happy Poetry Friday! A.

  3. Mandy, I found this Target coupon book in my mailbox this week and thought the same thing! It caught my eye. I didn't check out the savings, but I read every Haiku! I love:

    a pick-me-up perk
    how about another cup?
    two o'clock delight

  4. Yeah, Target sent these out last spring, too, I think. Some were decent, too!

    When I presented at young authors conferences last spring, I did Odes, and the kids wrote fabulous odes to all sorts of mundane things: pho, toothbrush, socks, etc. They were mostly 3rd-6th graders. I wrote about it here:

    Thanks for sharing this! I got the Target haiku-pons but didn't actually take the time to sit down and chuckle with them this time.

  5. I need this flier!!!!!!!

    LOVE the idea of haiku-pons!!!

  6. You're a versatile blogger!

  7. so sad I missed this wish I could find it-perfect for real life poetry in 5th grade. I will have to search for it or possibly get a copy of it :) Thanks for a great post!!!