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

Here are the latest haiku micropoems live from twitter, (a few poems may be in Japanese).Twitter hashtag: #haiku

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chill night new fallen pear blossoms glow in the moonlight -- Gary Barnes (soji), USA 2002-03-2 #haiku #micropoetry #haikudaily #poetry #poem

a mentor once told me to never fall in love. then he played porn music at the Barre. #haiku

Winter's cold is here. Early but reality. Moon in heavy coat. #haiku #poetry

眞綿ぐるみにほぞの緒や燃えてなし 三橋敏雄『眞神』 #jhaiku #haiku