learning goal: what scene or moment captures my attention well enough to plant a poem in my mind? why this one?

poetry and passages from The Samurai’s Garden

intro to favorite Macbeth lines from last Poetry Day

read for half hour–with OCC sheet distributed at start of class

after this half-hour, compose either two haiku or one tanka based on notes from your 30-minute reading session (the subject of your poem(s) is up to you

if you want help with haiku/tanka requirements and dynamics, see either of these these links: “Three Haiku, Two Tanka” by Philip Appleman or “Selected Haiku by Issa,” translated from Japanese by Robert Hass

end class by hearing people’s poems