Late Medieval Poetry: Haiku and Limerick!

By Manan, Grade 9

Haiku is a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.

The majestic sun

Enduring, relentless heat

 Is the cause of life


Limerick is a humorous, frequently bawdy, verse of three long and two short lines rhyming aabba

Once a man in the age of stone

Had no friends, nowhere to call home

His one great stone tool

Gleamed like a jewel

But in the age of gold, forlorn