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

find a clever way to use #dern in a #haiku tuesday to do list #BraveWrite #vss365

Haiku by Jenny (pandemic edition) strange and scary times tempered by kind and helpful people everywhere #haiku #COVID19 #COVIDCanada #Winnipeg #COVID19 #COVIDCanada #Winnipeg

#botaiku in the shadows violets under a tree are essential #haiku

書道 Japanische Kalligraphie mit Yuki 「夕日影町中に飛ぶ胡蝶かな」 youtu.be/6RSDp2BLgPw via @YouTube #shodo #kalligraphie #japanischekunst #japan #kanji #kana #haiku #zen #書道 #かな #かな書 #俳句 #宝井其角

without stubborn tree watery mad hats stray cat subversive brunch clouds #haiku

Keep telling the truth • Our country needs more men with • Your integrity   —@Dariaoc #haiku

dark thought in calm mind looms like raven perched among the cherry blossoms #haiku #Poetry_Planet #depression2020

The woods remember when sprites walked their leafy paths returning their gifts #haikuchallenge, #haiku, #haikudaily, #poetry, #return, #poetrycommunity, #poetrylovers

@AniDoesMath It's so slow to start. For something that grows so fast. You notice too late. #haiku #exponentialgrowth

fermant les volets cet éclat dans le noir ! Vénus closing the shutters shining in the dark Venus #haiku

#haiku #senryu #spring colors fading away numbers turn dust hopscotch squares