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

Bouillon - little town in the woods I love, in the south of my country #haiku @OfficialJMbugua @MarianneCramer @deorigineleJan @biriqum

雪崩るるや舞い立つ白と空の青 #kigo #俳句 #haiku #jhaiku

my dreams are subdued rational thought dominates two feet on the ground #haiku #words #poetry 😊

Bouillon - little town in the woods I love, in the south of my country #haiku @Jennekepenneke @alykhansatchu @janetkaniniikua @odenbk

Bouillon - liitle town in the woods I love, in the south of my country #haiku @TuJadili @avcvdb @rinmor @CostedoatD @JaanaPrada @leepvogel

morning drum in the neighbor of a bone #haiku #micropoetry

O tensile bridgehead / Thanks for the ability / Her amorphous prayer! #haiku

Antsy jellyfish Tripping admiringly Ecstatic sadness #Haiku

ストーブを背に読む戯曲もう十時 草城 #jhaiku #haiku #俳句

#haiku hopefully,, one day i will make something truly amazing

handel mips peeved aide / elephant cushy windswept / surveyed pay steaming #haiku

Good calm, bright morning, tired and not yet awake, be calm waking up! #morning #haiku #amwriting #micropoetry #poem #vss #writing #poetry

At my suburban villa for @CleoPhilopator's soiree. I will have the beach. #Julius_Caesar #haiku

Lágrima mezquina aléjate ya de mi, déjame vivir... #haiku TAM #vida #ConTigo #siempre

#haiku The Queen of Skegness/Even if we built a giant castle/no-one would move in.

弁天の 頬に色射す 花梨咲き #haiku #俳句 バラ科のカリンの開花は3月下旬から4月。別名安蘭樹(アンランジュ)。中国東部原産で千年前にはすでに渡来していたとされる。 pic.twitter.com/HzNT1R9X3z

#haiku What a bad mix up/No room for Jerusalem/no green fields are left.

#haiku Hancock's House in Cheam/What a difference an 'r' makes/Laughable CREAM teas.

#haiku 50 Shades of SILLY/What a difference a 'k' makes/SILLY turns SILKY.