It was WORLD BOOK DAY this week on the 4th March. I am filled with memories of dressing my children as various characters from Alice in Wonderland to Winnie the Pooh to celebrate this important day. Sadly this year many celebrations, like much else in life, will be online. It reminds me that many children and young adults here in the UK have missed so much by not being in school, college and university this year due to Covid19.
What are the books that mean so much to you past and present? If you had to pick 3 books to take to a desert island what would they be? https://www.worldbookday.com
Here is the round-up of our themes this week, marked by our first Season Word which will now form a regular feature. Enjoy revisiting the themes, showcasing favourite haiku, write new haiku and share with those who are not on social media.
BONUS THEME: SEA
Rough or Smooth?
Inspired by a Work of Art
Pick n’ Mix 10 minute Haiku Challenge: Our Once A Month chance to pick your own theme or find some from the past to inspire a quick haiku without thinking too much. A chance to go back through some of these round-up blogs to explore themes from this year too.
SEASON WORD#1: BLOSSOM This was our first week of a new regular feature.
Do read the accompanying blog and add your Season Word suggestions. https://thegreatmargin.org/conversations/nature-and-haiku-season-words-and-kigo-at-the-daily-haiku-and-reflections-on-listening-to-nature/
MUSICAL THEME: Write a haiku inspired by IMAGINE by John Lennon
Link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkgkThdzX-8