Button Pressing Haiku
Keeping it short
Sometimes it’s fun to try and write a really short poem. The Japanese form called ‘Haiku’ is a fun way to try and tell a short story. These haiku use the form of five syllables for the first line, seven syllables for the second, five syllables for the third line. I chose a moment that’s recognisable to us all – pressing the button at a road crossing. I thought of three things that often happen. What everyday thing could you write a short poem about?