In Few Words…

We hope you’ll enjoy some samples of the work our tutors have produced recently.

6-Word Stories: Their words have range – from serious stories to teenage tales of love.

  • Bang Bang! My baby! Mama, No! — Kevon
  • Deeply in love. Heart got broken. — Zarita
  • My life is a single teardrop. — Josh
  • Be home at 8:00! 8:01? No! — Josh
  • Ducked and dodged. Still got shot. — Brandon

Haikus: Some hopeful, some sad. Our tutors speak in 5-7-5 form.

Flowers bright as sun.
Only seen when someone’s done.
Another will come.
– Chaya

I lived my whole life.
Went through struggles – ups and downs.
I learned through drama.
– Kevon

My life is a blur.
Thought I made it big time. Nope.
Got to hope for more.
– Josh

I can’t see you in
the dark. Your face has its own
spark. I love you lots.
– Napresha

We’d love for you to leave some comments below. We’re proud of the progress the tutors are making, and we’d love to share some of your feedback.

Thanks, as always, for reading.
Mark

 

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One Comment

  1. Debbie
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    Haikus are one of my favorite forms of poetry, ever since I received a book of them one Christmas. This book describes the haiku as “a lightly sketched picture the reader is expected to fill in from his own memories.” All of you have done a masterful job of doing just that. Loving, learning, and hoping are things all of us share, and since I’m an English teacher, I can hardly wait to read your poems with my class tomorrow. In fact, we developed our own take-offs on haiku poetry. One is called prime poetry (for prime numbers) with 3, 5, and 7 syllables to a line. The other is called progressive poetry (because of the progression of numbers) with 7, 8, and 9 syllables to a line. Maybe you’d like to try these out! And to those who wrote the 6 word stories, AMAZING! Think I’ll try that one with my kids, too. Congratulations on such great creativity to you all.