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.
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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:ReplyDelete
a pick-me-up perk
how about another cup?
two o'clock delight
Yeah, Target sent these out last spring, too, I think. Some were decent, too!ReplyDelete
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.
I need this flier!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
LOVE the idea of haiku-pons!!!
You're a versatile blogger!ReplyDelete
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!!!ReplyDelete