How to Write a Haiku for Beginners
To first start out on your journey of writing a good haiku, you need to do some brainstorming. A haiku is a Japanese poem that is generally about nature or anything sensory. Think of something that interests you and write about it in three, fairly short, lines. This will be the outline of your haiku.
Here is the beginning of my haiku:
The rain taps against the roof
Like tap dancers performing above my head
And slowly they fade
Writing the Haiku
After you have the general outline of your haiku, you need to adjust it to fit into the guidelines. The first line should be five syllables, the second, seven, and the last, another five. Keep in mind that the lines do not need to rhyme.
I've attached a photo of my own brainstorming and the adjustments I made so it would adhere to the haiku guidelines. Note how I wrote out what I wanted and then crossed out words and rearranged them so that they would have the right amount of syllables and the sound I wanted.
Here is the final version of my haiku:
Rain taps on my roof (5)
Like dancers above my head (7)
And they slowly fade (5)
Now that you have successfully written your haiku, share it under the comments section so that others can see sample haikus and use them as inspiration for writing their own!