We are asking YOU to write a poem based on the ‘rule’ explained that month. Print it out or write it out very neatly, add your name and a contact number and/or email on the back and hand it in to Sleepy Elephant, 41 Main Street, Sedbergh (this is the registered office of the Trust).

There will be several places around town where the poems will be displayed (no contact details will appear), so your work will be available to everyone to read.

We will chose a subject each month which applies loosely to Sedbergh life and hope at the end of the year to have a collection of poems that can be published.

Here is March’s Subject  –  SPRING

Please write about Spring in the form of a HAIKU

Haiku is a form of poetry that focuses on a brief moment in time, it does not rhyme. It often has a nature subject.

The 5-7-5 Haiku form

The most commonly known aspect of a haiku is its form: 17 syllables divided into three lines of five, seven and then five syllables again.

first 5 syllables
second is 7 syllables
third 5 syllables

Here are two examples of 5-7-5 Haiku:

Rain by David Fox

Rain hits my window
Angels tap-dancing softly
A heavenly sound

Spring’s Way by Patricia Cisco

Winter fights to stay.
Sweet Spring always wins her way.
Flowers bloomed today!