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

My son plays outside Chases after the big kids Popsicles melting #momlife #summernights #neighborhood #haiku

@_xddy escribió un #Haiku inesperado🌸: Que no se pierda\ la bonita costumbre\ de ir sola al cine twitter.com/_xddy/status/8…

Nellie Tayloe Ross First woman governor Cowgirl of the west #haiku #WomensRights #Wyoming pic.twitter.com/MusW8jlCId

行々子(ぎょうぎょうし) 鳥  筆休め喉じまんでも行々子 #俳句 #haiku #kigo #jhaiku #17_ch #ほのぼの俳句   (朝の一時、俳句に没頭。🎵   大好きな時間。   色々挑戦はしますが、やはり   私はツイッターの皆様に   見て頂くのが一番💕

Wijn in plaats van port De waitress brengt een nieuw glas Bijna net zo groot #haiku #haikuNL #Cheyenne

I'm so young wherever I place my leg it gets stuck! #haiku #create

Her lustrous skin: almost forgotten; her fragrant body: distant past; her gentle touch as if not true. #mylenwyd #poetry #haiku

We drinken Stella's Dineren met salade In de avondzon #haiku #haikuNL #Cody #Wyoming

Still they are fresh like a morning sweet rose thy lovely smiles! #haiku #love #micropoetry #DimpleVerse

冬菊のまとふはおのがひかりのみ 秋櫻子 #jhaiku #haiku #俳句

#foodforthought #haiku #poetry #Mindset Scents heralding loudly our pots bubbling broth brew of food we produce pic.twitter.com/1TlRYkJWWy

Humming birds don't hum Humans do when they eat hummus #haiku #amwriting #Micropoema #micropoem #hummus

_Moon Shine_ The Moon and the stars Hold no candle to your light. So, why don't you shine? #haiku #poetry #fullmoon

行々子(ぎょうぎょうし) 鳥  行々子騒ぎくれるな決めた道 #俳句 #haiku #jhaiku #kigo #17_ch #ほのぼの俳句