All About Lemurs
I tried to do a report for science on lemurs, but I had already done one on primates…and since lemurs are primates, my teacher said I’d have to choose something else. This was bad because I had already read a book and seen a TV nature show about lemurs, so I had all this information jumping around in my head. Then we started doing poetry in language arts, and when we were give an assignment to write haiku poems, I knew exactly what to do.
Here’s my haiku about lemurs.
isolated by the sea,
lemurs thrived, then man.
From what I have read, before humans came to Madagascar, there were lemurs as large as gorillas. Now those big guys are extinct.
Most haiku poems have something to do with nature. They are composed of three unrhymed lines with 5-7-5 syllables. You could write a haiku about lemurs (or Madagascar—which most kids think is a just movie title, but it’s actually an island off the coast of Africa). Or you could write about nature…or anything else creative.
I would like to read it.