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

Chocolate - A Haiku Overcast springtime A sweet, coming chocolate watch out of deviants #poetry #haiku #WFMU Live now wfmu.org/playlists/show… pic.twitter.com/kqQWjgP1R8

time slicing the sky light touching the promised day birdsong reveille I'm working on observation skills, repeating the same moment. It doesn't always work but that's okay. Repetition is just practice by another name. #haiku #light #birdsong #practice #5amWritersClub pic.twitter.com/BJsCA68Flx

Plotinusmore - A Haiku Overcast springtime where plotinusmore divine by the thunderclap #poetry #haiku #WFMU Live now wfmu.org/playlists/show… pic.twitter.com/eR3TNozOKY

Now I am allowed To be ill. #ManFlu is a Genuine disease. (Like I didn’t know) Now I know I’m ill I feel Better already. #vss365 #haiku #vsspoem #PoemADay #senryu

I’m pregnant, I’m sure. Have you been to the doctor? What for? I am fine. #haiku #HaikuFromMyDrunkSister #alcoholism

The full moon holds me In her arms as a floodlight Caresses a moth. See, but do not see. Feel, but do not feel. Know, but Know without wisdom. #vss365 #haiku #vsspoem #PoemADay #senryu

La nuit t’emporte dans ses rêves doux et tendres ~ Suis-je dedans? #haiku #ombres #reves pic.twitter.com/PLO9V6BXKS

Mongrels, Part 2 - A Haiku Depressing springtime A bitten, good mongrels dog betrayed by the good #poetry #haiku #WFMU Live now wfmu.org/playlists/show… pic.twitter.com/Zn4pVwqx9U

セルフRT 最近どう? 聖霊会ティック c o n c e p t #俳句 #haiku 聖霊会-しょうりょうえ 聖徳太子の忌日法要

花水木ステップにして空へゆく #kigo #haiku #jhaiku #俳句