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

#haiku #senryu #micropoetry #mpy #amwriting Moonlight — lost in the mist-placed modifier.

A photo essay of a typical American City in decay. This was the first book that directly got me cussed out! You know you are doing something right when it pisses someone off. totaltext.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/bro… #poetry #haiku #politics #amwriting

木を膝を山蟻下りて日かたむく 三橋敏雄『眞神』 #jhaiku #haiku

High flyer with bling Demanding and cajoling Smallest of #ego #vss365 #haiku

Contre le chaos, mug empli de feuilles vertes. Oasis chaud. #Haiku

Sailing on the back Of stardust blown through the air To fairy island. #Haiku based on ‘The Island’ from The Rose Fyleman Fairy Book. Please tap to see this delightful illustration by Hilda T Miller. pic.twitter.com/Msq5ESERfq

wonderful mother always protects her children by all means she has #micropoetry #haiku #haikuchallenge (protect) #amwriting

I know it’s #winter ❄️ But I’m having #allergies 🤧 As if it were #spring. 🤷🏾‍♂️ #haiku #micropoetry

eradicating inequalities of wealth one bullet per cunt #haiku #senryu pic.twitter.com/QlKFqDdepD

I wore a faint smile for her. Then I wore a gracious smile for the other. She became unsettled. And peace ran away without her candid investigations into the reason for the grace. @afrohumorent #WritingCommunity #haikuchallenge #haiku #writing

Commend yourself, you deserve that reward. It is absolutely human to disregard the efforts of others. So regard you efforts as wonderful and keep moving. @afrohumorent #WritingCommunity #haikuchallenge #haiku #writing

somebody's birthday always somebody's birthday go towards the light #haiku #senryu pic.twitter.com/PKfHKDfmpG

#haiku #haikuchallenge #tuesdayvibe You think you may know Once you reach the conclusion You see you were wrong