What is a haiku?
What's the definition and do you have an example?
A haiku is a short poem originally invented in Japan many hundreds of years ago. Since then it has evolved into many different forms. You can find many hubs written on this subject (including mine!) and all strive to capture the essence of this beautiful poetic form.
The classic haiku have 17 syllables in a 3 line form, 5-7-5.
It is poetry
we journey towards. Like birds
fly to horizons.
by Victoria Lynn3 years ago
I understand that haikus are supposed to be mainly descriptive poems about nature?
by music equals life3 years ago
Why are the rules of Haiku not as strictly enforced when written in English?When written in English, the rules of Haiku generally dictate "17 syllables or less" rather than three lines syllabized 5-7-5. Why is...
by DomShadows7 years ago
A treasure of landHidden among theoriesOf mans different beliefs
by Jamie Lee Hamann2 years ago
Do sonnets have ten or eleven syllables? I feel like it should be ten, but many have eleven?Especially since most of them are Iambic Pentameter which should be five feet?
by kpfingaz10 years ago
A thread I have seenBuried no indicationso this is for you.I tried. I'm not a pro at this in fact I just learned about this haiku stuff and thought it was beautiful stuff. So I'm practicing. I saw a thread that...
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