A haiku is a form of poetry from Japan. They are short poems that consist of 3 lines with 17 syllables. It was originally created by Japanese poets and it was then adopted by every modern language. Haikus are often focuses on nature but can be used for many different subjects.
The structure of a haiku is the following:
Line 1 – 5 syllables
Line 2 – 7 syllables
Line 3 – 5 syllables
Here are some examples of haiku poems:
By Murakami, Kijo
First autumn morning:
the mirror I stare into
shows my father’s face.
By Shiki, Masaoka
A lightning flash:
between the forest trees
I have seen water.
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3 thoughts on “What is a haiku?”
Reblogged this on Il Blog di Tino Soudaz 2.0 ( un pochino) and commented:
I love haiku. I have a haiku blog, harkerhaiku.wordpress.com.
Please check it out.
Will do, Rupert! Thanks for checking us out!