Classes at Home – Week 4

During Classes at Home this week, Mrs. Robinson’s English classes were asked to write their own Tanka poem, a five-lined cousin of the Haiku. The Tanka’s syllables are counted as 5-7-5-7-7, and its theme is usually based on strong sensory images of all the five senses.  For your moment of Zen today, here is a Tanka poem written by one of our Grade 4 students.  It certainly makes bedtime a joyous experience!

By: Cassidy Bruce
Nice warm tea at night
Chamomile and lavender
Night light twinkling
Blankets wrapped all around me
Soothing sleepy soft music