Haiku

All haiku poems have three lines.

The first line has five syllables.

The second line has seven syllables.

The third line has five syllables.

Stand very still, look,

under cold waters fish cruise

slowly, silently

.

Gurgle, burble, splash.

Peace of mind is what I find

listening to streams.

Windspark

This poem has five lines. It follows this pattern:

Line 1: "I dreamed"

Line 2: "I was" plus a noun

Line 3: where you were

Line 4: an action that took place there

Line 5: how the action was done

I dreamed

I was water

In the mountains

Collecting leaves and pebbles

Swiftly


Cinquain

Also has five lines, but they are different than in a Windspark.

Line 1: two-syllable title

Line 2: four-syllable description

Line 3: six-syllable action

Line 4: in eight-syllables, describe a feeling

Line 5: two syllables related to the title

Mountains

Towering green

Rising above the stream

Aching to be explored by feet

Standing


Acrostic

Start with a word  such as "water".

For each letter of the word, a line of the poem begins with that letter.

We

All

Treasure

Earth's

Resources


Diamante

This poem has seven lines that always follow this pattern:

noun

adjective adjective

participle participle participle

noun noun noun noun

participle participle participle

adjective adjective

noun

water

wavy wet

flowing tumbling rolling

rocks boulders sand silt

scouring churning eroding

rainy soaked

Catskills


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