Their brevity makes them sharp, but their themes are provocative and appealing to adolescent readers. I also encourage you to get your hands on some of the phenomenal books of haiku that are out there right now, from the scholarly anthology Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years to the more whimsical, illustrated Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys and the hilarious Suburban Haiku: Dispatches From Behind the Picket Fence , which brings satire to the form. Even reluctant readers can be captured quickly by the right combination of words arranged into a powerful rhythm.
Even funny poems can be intense.
Rumi, the 13th-century Persian poet, has written some poetry that beautifully echoes specific lines in Romeo and Juliet , that standard freshman introduction to Shakespeare. Incorporating writing from a completely different culture that speaks to the same aspect of the human condition sends a powerful message about inclusion and diversity.
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