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

when adulting feels like endless tasks, plans, and woes - I remember art. #haiku #gratitude

@Jose24Rico escribió un #Haiku inesperado🌸: Amen a todos\ los que murieron hoy.Mis\ condolencias twitter.com/Jose24Rico/sta…

Autumn moonlight a worm digs silently A lovely sunset. -HaikuGenBoti #Haiku

A dreamer I am Such dreams like a younger man's I am not yet old Savoring the Future #haiku

ブログを更新しました #haiku #jhaiku #kidai #kigo #俳句 麻布俳句教室 : 牡丹餅、夜船、御萩、北窓 azabu575.blog.jp/archives/40343… pic.twitter.com/eCVJYn6gqp

Worse than cold hearted She moved away and sat down Within a fortnight #Haiku

八朔や後朝(ごてう)に叩き起こされて 緑月亭「二律背反」 #haiku #jhaiku #fhaiku #俳句 #17_ch #the575 #八朔 #旧暦 kazahana-saito.blogspot.com/2012/12/nirits…