Sunday, 24 March 2013

Meditation & Mindfulness Haiku


Meditation & Mindfulness Haiku

The poetic form of the Haiku has a strong connection with mindfulness, since each one expresses the present moment vividly. We simply read some examples and the children then found them quite easy to write. Please take a look at their results below;


The silence calms you, 
Your thoughts will overtake you, 
But sight can end it.

***
Why look at others, 
When they're sitting quietly?
You can meditate.

***
He sits under trees, 
His golden face is not numb,
Clear your mind, listen.

***
On the clear water, 
The pink flower sitting there,
Is floating away. It's gone.

***
I'm meditating under,
A tree but its feels like,
I'm falling.

***
The fresh seed is born, 
It rises up high, 
Then it will bloom.

***
The baton feels the bell, 
Sound wavers to and fro,
A slow diminuendo.

***
Calms you down,
Finds out things you did not know,
Meditation. 

***
Keep the bad thought in,
Breathe in slowly,
Just walk away.

***
It sit,
My body at peace,
Silence.

***
Looking at a candle,
See it move and flicker,
Then it goes out.

***
Your mind is a mist,
Waiting to clear,
Waiting for you to notice it.

All by our year 5/6's

To read more poems by children at the school please visit our poetry corner CLICK HERE.

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