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

Pounamu, ancient god-stone, strung about my neck strengthen me, ever #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry #HeiToki

Night-blooming cactus flower unfurling, under a new summer moon #Haiku #Twaiku #Micropoetry

@Rodriiicab2 escribió un #Haiku inesperado🌸: Con ese equipo\ y esa hincha son\ del Nacional twitter.com/Rodriiicab2/st…

Still like a stone Still alone Still hoping Still joking Still standing Still Camping Still in Love With all the above @baffled #Haiku

flock kitsch oy motto / baseless undertaking / sec valence osha #haiku

#CanesinCommunity #Haiku #Travel Chinese pagoda Old, and called 'tower' instead. Unlike Asian ones. -Dr KV Wong Modern ones not similar. pic.twitter.com/NbFrVZJdEE

The midnight rider's Ride is over. He is missed. Thanks for the music #haiku @GreggAllman #RIP @allmanbrothers

階段を濡らして昼が来てゐたり 幸彦  #jhaiku #haiku #俳句

柿若葉芙美子泊まりし丘の宿 (ベトナム ダラット) #kigo #jhaiku #haiku #俳句 #空界

Six world leaders strolled Trump followed in a golf cart ShitTown cheered again #AMJoy #haiku