Collection of Haiku

How to Write Haiku Poetry

I find writing Haiku to be very healing and enjoyable. If you want to start writing in Haiku form, here are the simple instructions:

Haiku is a Japanese verse in three lines. Line one has 5 syllables, line 2 has 7 syllables and line three has 5 syllables. Haiku is a mood poem and it doesn't use any metaphors or similes.

Haiku Photo

Crab-Apple Tree Next Door
Crab-Apple Tree Next Door | Source
Spooky our Puppy
Spooky our Puppy | Source
The Kids on a Snowy Day
The Kids on a Snowy Day | Source

Haiku

Breathe in summer smells

Fragrant odor of blossoms

Crab-Apple Heaven







Soft Cuddly Pup

Sweet and loyal canine friend

Likes licking my face






Bitter Winter Months

Slippery ice cold sidewalks

Snowy day brings joy

















Haiku

Do you enjoy writing Haiku

  • Yes-it's relaxing and something different
  • No-not my style
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© 2010 Linda Rogers

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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

i love haikus. so short yet they can tell so much.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

I have never read haikus :( I need to expose myself to a new style of poem.... Very sweet!

smiles :)

bella


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Nikki-I agree about Haikus. They say so much in so little. I almost think it is more powerful than other types because of it. Thanks for reading my work, it means a lot to me coming from such a gifted poet.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

your quite welcome, and quite gifted yourself ;)


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Leptirela 5 years ago from I don't know half the time

Excellent Hub, would you believe I still have problems completenig the haikus ..

But this was a lovely read :)

Happy to be a follower


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Bellawritter-Sorry, I never got back to you. Anyhoo, haiku is very simple. The whole idea of a haiku is short and simple. It is written in three lines, the first and third line is five syllables and the second line is 7 syllables. Once you write one Haiku, you'll be hooked. Give it a try. Good luck:)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

You can so do this:) Just remember it's three lines. The first line has 5 syllables, 2nd line 7 and 3rd line has 5. I'll be waiting... :)


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Yes, the Haiku poetry was lovely and I particularly liked the stunning photo of the crab apple tree. Voted up except for funny.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Aww, thanks very much Happyboomernurse. I too love that Crab Apple Tree.


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Tuatha 3 years ago from Fayetteville, NC

Sometimes the sweetest of memories need only a word or two. Thank You Minnetonka.


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

Aww, thanks Tuatha-what a kind comment. Hope your having a great evening.

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