Happy Holidays, Poetry Folks!
Today I invite you to take a wee break from the hustle and bustle, and have a long sip of short-form poetry with our Student Haiku Poet of the Month. I’m delighted to share the work of Paideia student Carson Race.
Carson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999. The middle of three children, he has an older brother and a younger sister. He started at The Paideia School in the third grade and has attended there ever since. His interests include soccer, football, and mock trial. He’s been writing haiku for three years since his 7th grade year.
“Why haiku?” for Carson? He writes:
Haiku is a poetic form than can be written anywhere and about anything. This is the main reason I like it. I enjoy haiku because it doesn't require much effort to get one started, but to end up with a good haiku, you need to put something into it.
(I say Amen to that.) Please enjoy some of Carson’s fine poetry:
picking at its bath
over the mountains
clouds the water
so full of leaves
so full of air
late winter day
the first cineraria
Poems ©Carson Race. All rights reserved.
Many thanks to Carson for sharing his poems with us today. Which ones most resonate with you today?
For more posts in this series featuring talented students, please click here.
And for more rejuvenating poetry in this hectic season, please visit our host Paul at These4 Corners.
[If you have any time after making the rounds, I’m delighted I'll be a featured guest today on the Nerdy Chicks Rule blog – with huge thanks to Kami Kinard!]