Turn your love of nature into a traditional Japanese haiku.
National Haiku Day is on Friday, April 17. In celebration of all the plants and animals that call Los Angeles home, our Performing Arts Team invites you to write your own nature-inspired haiku.
A haiku is a short poem, where the first line has five syllables, the second has seven, and third and final line has five.
Ilana Gustafon guides you through the process of observing naturing in your own backyard and turning your observations into a short poem.
Share your haiku with us on social media @NHMLA
Singing birds fly by
Bringing peace to the garden
And the flowers bloom.
- Finn McConaghy (aged 14) and Dane McConaghy (aged 8), Members
zip, zoom, hummingbird!
just be yourself always!
mountain lion, roar!
while the coyote howls
and we just listen
light and majestic
a peacock's feathers float
so high in the sky
Hummingbirds, Nature Noise, and Peacock - Ever Agbowu (age 8), Member