Here we are at week three of metrical Monday where I am attempting to help my kids gain an appreciation for reading poetry and memorizing Bible verses. And so far I have to say that these children of mine are still not sure poetry is worth the time and energy. BUT, I have not accepted defeat. Not yet, anyway.
This week we’ll be discussing an old form of Japanese poetry known as Haiku at our place. If you want to try your hand at it or talk more about it with your kids like you know what you’re talking about, the site Poetry4Kids is an excellent resource that will help you along.
And without further adieu, here is the poem and verse for the week. The Haiku is by American author Richard Wright. Haiku typically involves nature and as it is now spring-time this little poem fits nicely:
Make up your mind, Snail!
You are half inside your house,
And halfway out!
Our verse for this week is John 13:35 because the kids are all home for a few days in between school terms (they jump from one grade to the next in less than a week over here!). And we could all use a little reminder over here to love each other better. It’s only been four days and the whining is about to drive me bananas. And even as I type this a battle is brewing. Sigh. Anyway, here you go:
By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
So this is what’s going on today over here. If you’re going along with us and have a success story, please share below!