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

Early winter / Arctic blast hit U.S. / Same old story #haiku

creek run dry stray cat wet leaves trains a small flat jar paint suddenly the wild #haiku

Early winter / Many summer days in October / Only a few autumn days #haiku

November night sky. There's a crispness in the air. Trees and clouds and moon. #haiku #beavermoon #november #moonlight #fullmoon #peaceful instagram.com/p/B4ydL74JpIe/…

蝦夷の冬浅きを汽車のひた向きに #kigo #haiku

World news / Disasters due to the extreme weather / Everyday, everywhere #haiku

Golden rays of warmth; A missing banished by light; Return of the sun; #haiku ift.tt/2fCGjvr