What is a Haiku?

Micropoetry | Haiku | Gogyohka | Tanka | Senryu | Twaiku | 1-6 lines | 3-10 words

Previously called hokku, haiku [pronounced: high-koo], was given its current name by the Japanese writer Masaoka Shiki at the end of the 19th century. A Haiku poem is usually 17 syllables or less, and can be divided into three groups of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. A haiku traditionally contains a kigo, a defined word or phrase that symbolizes or implies the season of the poem. More info at Haiku for People

LIVE HAIKU MICROPOETRY FROM TWITTER
Here are the latest haiku micropoems live from twitter, (a few poems may be in Japanese).Twitter hashtag: #haiku

"A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults." #tbt #movies #classic #oldschool #haiku #quote pic.twitter.com/5BQjefNIPA

えのぐにはないお日さまがのぼってる 伊藤園おーいお茶俳句大賞作品 #haiku #followmeJP #sougofollow

Spring warms it fades it and spread #haiku #micropoetry

Not Azazel, duh! But Ramiel, Prince of Hell Hate those yellow eyes Well done @JerryTrimble! #supernatural #haiku great ep @davyperez

Five hundred a year I am in no hurry Who is to dance who #Haiku

An adroit earhart / Is in your bulgarian / Dealing your levee! #haiku

human gusts, likely. the actives retake curve twig. awkward chart, thick page. #Poetry #Haiku

#haiku should i run should i tea should i nap

#taxcheat #wesleysnipes #helpme #haiku Wife asks can I watch Passenger 57 I'm gone stars tax cheat

春一番若き農夫の背ひろし #kigo #jhaiku #haiku