Kids' Ocean Haiku Highlights

Kids wax poetic in the Sant Ocean Hall at the National Museum of Natural History. To celebrate National Poetry Month, visitors on April 9, 2011 were invited to pen a haiku to the ocean blue. Seven-year-old Christine Meng--a true poet--took some creative liberties and expanded the form in a visual direction. To see more poems authored by children, read the "comments" section. Inspired? Submit your own ocean poem on our blog.

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The Octopie
The sea animals are eating their breakfast
The jellyfish is painting the walls in her house
They are going to a park
Evageline, age 4, PA

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sharks eat fish
jellyfish sting with tentacles
jellyfish swims with its head
James, age 4, McLean, VA

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Help keep coral live
Coral needs help not to die
Also help starfish
Candace, age 9, battle Mt. NV

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I love my shark
But they don’t bark
Isaac, age 11

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I like dolphins
they can swim
I’d give them something to eat
She jumped over the wave
because she was playing tag with another dolphin
Luna, age 4, NYC (New Jersey)

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Giant squid a bit pinky
really big tentacles
very slimey and two gooky eyes
Guy, age 6, England

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Sharks are not the mightiest of the sea
Those are the dolphins you see
The reason of this, the sharks are afraid of the dolphins
Maggie, age 9

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A Whale
A big whale
Big and gray,
Swims along the bay
Katherine, age 7

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Dolphin
So sleek, so smooth
gliding through the ocean
The dolphin mesmerizes those who watch him
Cheyenne, age 5, Bethany Beach, DE

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Green waves, blue whale
comes up to breathe
water explodes out its spout
clouds of different shapes float
Colin, age 5, Rockville, MD

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Sand to my feet
Ocean to the side
ice to the sky
Emma, age 7, VA