No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. These teenagers are actually cutting up library books!
It’s just a fact of life in the library that some books become so damaged or outdated that they cannot stay on our shelves. We sell what we can, but some books have just simply reached the end of their lives. These intrepid teens have found a way to recycle those used, stained, battered, and worn books: turn them into art.
Autumn’s charm beckons me to crunch my way through her woods, breathe in her crisp cool air, and lose myself in her vibrant splashes of color. A sentimental time filled with family and friends, fall always has a way of filling me with memories. My musings wander like a gentle breeze and I lose myself, yet again, in my lively recollections of bittersweet memories and choices made. Robert Frost sums up my feelings in his poem “The Road Not Taken”.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both
Let’s talk about poetry for a moment. WAIT! DON’T RUN AWAY! We’re only talking. Why is it that we love poems like "The Night Before Christmas" and "Casey at the Bat", and yet worry over the poems our teachers ask us to read? We love the rhythm, the pace, the musicality, the rhyme, and the stories of these and similar poems. The more challenging poems have all that too. Why not try some more "serious" poetry: just listen to the music of it; feel the rhythm, and picture the images they present. That should be fun enough, but as you reread it, more things may happen in your mind.
Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry that is written with seventeen syllables. These poems are written about everyday things such as nature, feeling, or experiences. Haiku means "playful verse." That means the poems do not have to be serious. The goal of haiku is to convey the meaning by creating a picture. These poems do not rhyme and consist of three lines. The first line has five syllables, the second has seven syllables, and the last line has five syllables.