and post notes and photos about your poem like David Meade.
read this story from a mother who took her autistic son to the zoo to see the animals – I really like this story because I believe that special needs children and their parents see the world in a different light. I tried to hint at this in the haiku. I also work with two brothers who have autism and their joy and enthusiasm for life is invigorating to me. Here is part of the quote from the mother:
“We did get to see some fantastic animals before he started getting upset. He particularly loved the lions and cheetahs. The elephant bored him to the extent that he barely looked at it even though it was close to the fence. Instead he and his brother were fixated with the bamboo fencing around a tree in front of the elephant enclosure, “bamboo, bamboo!” *sigh*” http://autismandoughtisms.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/one-zoo-two-children-and-a-clock/