I am providing some background information for you to read to get you excited about poetry. Poetry is wonderful because it allows children to express themselves and their ideas in the way that comes natural to them. Some poets like to write free verse, which means there are no rules to how the poem looks or sounds. Some poets like to follow formats such as haiku and limericks, which have rules. Below are some examples.
The haiku is a Japanese verse in three lines. Line one has 5 syllables, line 2 has 7 syllables and line three has 5 syllables. Haiku is a mood poem and it doesn't use any metaphors or similes. Usually when Haiku is taught the students are only given the restriction of the number of lines and syllables.
Here's mine: Poetry is the laughter of children and the music of nature, calming the heart.