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Hermosa fourth-, fifth-graders learn art of haiku

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Fifth-graders participating in the haiku program were, standing from left, David Losoya, Efren Rodriguez, Mackenzie Norton, Jacob Calderon, Ethan Burton, Caleb Walker, Chance Boans, seated from left, Payton Wheeler, Maile Petree, Sadie Chavez, Adriana Alcocer, Jenessa Rodriguez, Brissia Ruiz, Anna Netherlin, Ann Greenwood, Hattie Harrison and Mariah Mariscal. (Courtesy Photo)

Prior to the end of the school year, fourth- and fifth-graders from Hermosa Elementary School were able to hone their skills in the art of haiku.

The students studied the syllabic poetic method with school librarian Christy Aguilar and Ms. Barbara. The Super Kids’ poems were also selected for publication in the Young American Poetry Digest.

Fourth-graders participating in the haiku program were, standing from left, Joel Ochoa, Blaise Agnew, Eli DeHoyos, Zachary Sedillos, Chris Aguilar, Javn Arredondo, seated from left, Michelle Loya, Jenifer Flores, Maritza Varelas, Idaly Ruiz, Kylie Miranda, Kristan Owens, Audrina Lopez, Sarah Plotner and Marisa Martin. (Courtesy Photo)

Sample poems included:

Volcano
I am hot and fierce
Roaring lava fills the mountain
leaving the sky gray
David Losoya
Fifth Grade
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Beach
I’m sandy and wet
relaxing waves crash the shore
blue wet waves are fun
Mariah Mariscal
Fifth Grade
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Thunderstorm
I am very loud
I am a foggy wet storm
Sometimes I go boom
Sarah Plotner
Fourth Grade
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Raindrops
I am clear and light
Falling from the gloomy sky
Beautiful rain drops
Chris Aguilar
Fourth Grade

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