Picture Haiku: Tomato Leaf Massacre

My garden has been kindly offering all kinds of veggies, zucchini, peppers and yes, fat juicy tomatoes for months. But as we near the end of summer, the snails have been enjoying the fruits of my labor as well! So today, I’m sharing a picture haiku inspired by the nibbled on (and apparently very tasty) tomato leaves I discovered this morning.

Photo by Ante Hamersmit on Unsplash
tracks at scene of crime
tomato leaf massacre
garden snail pleads fifth

—Danna Smith at poetrypop.com


I am gearing up for the release of my next book, How Do You Haiku? I’m so excited to be able to share fun ways to “haiku” with kids (and adults). Along with simple instructions, the book is jam-packed with templates and poetry activities for at home and in the classroom. Releases September 1, 2023!


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