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 music equals life 3 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 this so and what other rules are relaxed when Haiku is written in English?
by Victoria Lynn 3 years ago
I understand that haikus are supposed to be mainly descriptive poems about nature?
by Dom Shadows 8 years ago
A treasure of landHidden among theoriesOf mans different beliefs
by kpfingaz 10 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 mentioned haiku on it but its buried and doesn't have any indication of it being a haiku...
by Jamie Lee Hamann 2 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 Sheila Wilson 5 years ago
Does it bother you when people call any short poem a haiku?As a haiku poet, does it bother you when people write a short poem, usually one that follows a 5-7-5 syllable pattern, and call it a haiku? Don't you wish people would learn what haiku is? I love the form, but I'm usually let down by what...
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