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early March

early March
snow on lilacs
lands in the shape
of the flowers
that will bloom soon

Language Arts

Mayfly - Winter 2015

The new issue of Mayfly arrived (Issue 58, Winter 2015).  This print journal is edited by Randy & Shirley Brooks.

Please visit Brooks Books Haiku… 37 more words


How to Write Better Haiku

While I have previously posted articles about haiku on this blog, they mainly lent themselves to the publication side of things (e.g. use of apps, Pages/Comic Life or iMovie), after the haiku itself had been written.  218 more words


The BreadWinner# 3

Parvana’s life has changed so much. She was first a scared girl but now she is boy that has made friends, helped her family, etc. Sometimes I wish I was as brave as her because most the time I’m scared.  49 more words

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Mental Pollution: An Original Poem


* Do you remember the poem, The Wise Old Owl? Here it is:

The wise old owl
Sat on the oak
The more he saw the less he spoke… 400 more words


Short Stories Due

In between other events and things, we have been editing our short stories.  The final due date for them will be Tuesday, March 10.  I am still assisting students with editing at this time, but not all class time between now and then will be devoted to making the final adjustments.   16 more words

Language Arts