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

@annamorvalverde escribió un #Haiku inesperado🌸: Y al final..\ todos terminan siendo\ unos patanes.. twitter.com/annamorvalverd…

#Haiku #OctavioPaz Hecho de aire entre pinos y rocas brota el poema.

Keep calm, all you can eat at Haiku is BACK!! Reserve your table: +50928130151 / +50928130136 #Haiku #japanese #haiti #allyoucaneatsushi pic.twitter.com/e79ym1rQoi

she looks at the sun gathering cloud in sunlight thanks for lovely s #haiku

let us see who first sees a bumblebee #mpy #haiku #spring

un œil dans le ciel — les nuages distendus pour jauger la terre ~#haiku

ばね仕掛けの議員ら一斉に射出 (赤野四羽) #haiku #俳句

For the moon I wait, Sun light is not what I seek, Dracula is I. #haiku #haikuchallenge

The Spanish village Crawling on a rock, darts to A rhinoceros #Haiku

I too have a heart, desires, dignity, self respect etc., Plz make a note of it my love! #micropoetry #amwriting #TuesdayThoughts #haiku

#napowrimo planting a spring garden of musings food for thought #3lines #haiku #micropoetry

RT day 1537 (9/22/2014): pause for thought / no harm / done #haiku #micropoetry #sixwords

I. Three wayward burglars Attempt to rob a man blind Don’t like what they see #HorrorHaikuesday #horror #poetry #haiku pic.twitter.com/upMV6CUNJV