Found Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #19

Image CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 Steve Rotman on Flickr.com I’m joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative for a daily haiku challenge this month. I’ve been trying to find haiku in pieces of prose I’m reading, especially in lines I might skim or overlook. From Madeline Miller’s Circe, my before bed read: my grandfather smelled deep as rich river mud…

Grading Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #16

Image CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 Steve Rotman on Flickr.com I’m joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative for a daily haiku challenge this month. Semester grades are due tomorrow, and I have spent the day sorting papers, opening files, checking off boxes, charting numbers. It feels more like bookkeeping than grading.  I suppose I could take more time and try…

Wrestling Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #14

Image CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 Steve Rotman on Flickr.com I’m joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative for a daily haiku challenge this month. Today I sat on the floor in the hall at the high school waiting for my son’s basketball practice to wrap up. I was reading Jane Hirshfield’s book on Basho’s haiku, while wrestlers thundered up and…

Family Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #13

Image CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 Steve Rotman on Flickr.com I am joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative for a daily haiku challenge this month. I like how a haiku can squeeze in most anywhere–while I’m driving to work, admiring my cats, waiting for my son after practice. Tonight, I opened my notebook at a basketball game and looked around…

NCTE Haiku: Haiku-A-Day Challenge #10

Image CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 Steve Rotman on Flickr.com I am joining Trina Haase at Trinarrative for a daily haiku challenge this month. I usually write several reflective learning posts about NCTE, but this has been an especially busy semester, and I haven’t had much time for rereading notebooks and sharing my learning since I’ve been back. But…