Friday, September 16, 2011

Poetry Friday - Target and "Haiku-pons"

Toilet paper (© Margot Wolfs) by Margot Wolfs
from Margot Wolf at flicker


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.

7 comments:

  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!

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  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.

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  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

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  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: http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/277866.html

    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.

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

    LOVE the idea of haiku-pons!!!

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  6. You're a versatile blogger!

    http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2011/09/were-versatile-bloggers.html

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  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!!!

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