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Bat Haiku Challenge

TRY YOUR HAND AT WRITING A BAT HAIKU!

Clipart of 2 bats with green eyes.

 

At a recent Bat Event in Indiana,

folks stepped up to the Haiku challenge and made it happen!

 

 

Haiku - Skitter, screech, flutter. Snapping up mosquitoes. Swooping brown super-heroes.

 

 

 

Cute little beast
Enjoying your insect feast
Not bad in the least

 

 

night paints the sky black. You cross the canvas unseen. Fly beautiful bat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bats are beautiful
Sweet, little flying mammal
Puppies of the sky

 

 

Clipart of bat and its sonar detecting a flying insect.

 

Silent wings beat
Moonlight on tiny bug feast
Full bellies by dawn....

 

 

 

 

Haiku - Twirling in twilight. Dancing in clouds of insects. With beauty and grace.

 

 

Ghost-like phantom flies
Quietly patrolling skies
Unseen by most eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haiku - Silently patrol. Beautiful eaters of bugs. Say thank you to bats.

 

furry flying friends

fill night sky on silent wings

snug in trees at dawn 


 

A haiku is a Japanese poem! 

Haiku, generally translated, means "good words." 

There are three lines of verse, following the pattern of 5, 7, and 5 syllables for each line. 

It does not have to rhyme but can if you are so inspired. 

 

Here is an example of a haiku:


Falling to the ground
I watch a leaf settle down
In a bed of brown