Warren County Middle School sixth-graders Takota and Tage Moore have taken this time away from school to wax poetic.
“These twin brothers challenged each other to see who could write the best poem about COVID-19,” said Carol Neal, who is their enrichment reading teacher.
Takota wrote an acrostic poem where certain letters in each line spell out a word or phrase. Typically, the first letters of each line are used to spell the message, but they can appear anywhere.
His message is:
Tage wrote a haiku poem. Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry.
Poems consist of three lines. The first and last lines of a haiku have five syllables and the middle line has seven syllables. Because haikus are such short poems, they are usually written about things that are recognizable to the reader.
His haiku is:
We are stuck in quarantine,
This is not so fun.