Today Diva the Kid announced that she was “making a poem” and out popped:
At night his daddy came.
A soft cloud
arisen by the mist.
Now, leaving aside the improper use of arisen I think that is pretty darn good for a 2.5 year old.
Especially since we haven’t been consciously teaching her poetry. She’s been making up a lot of silly songs but as far as I know this is her first self-designated “poem.” Captain Dad has been explaining rhyming words and she can fill in the end of rhyming couplets…but this poem doesn’t rhyme.
Actually, take a syllable off the first and last line and it is a haiku. Maybe it is Wabi Sabi influenced?
Now I just have to teach her to write sonnets.