Traditional and structured, this short form of Japanese poetry is well-known for its rule of 5/7/5: five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five again in the third. Haikus are known for their ability to paint a vivid picture in just a few words. A practice of artistic discipline, their minimal nature forces writers to pare down to only the essentials—making each word, or even syllable, count.
Students of class I.B have written, recorded and illustrated their Haikus sharing their innermost feelings, keen observations, reflections and humor. As for some students this is their first attempt at writing poetry, their poems might not always adhere to the strict form of the genre. We thank you for kindly overlooking these occasional transgressions of form and trust that you will appreciate the sincerity, playfulness and keen insights of the works. Enjoy your read. For audio, simply tap the poems or sound icons.
Eva Corticelli, I.B Class Teacher
David Zifčák Oskar Gono Timotej Mikuš Timotej Šurín Michaela Čárska Sofia Rihová Daniela Studená Martin Halama David Nguyen Juraj Dzurech Alexandra Bartošeková Norbert Pavlíček Lucka Strechayová Nelly Tomčíková