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 fall, long past your prime time to pack up and move on winter is Queen now

Dog got some problems Peeing ice beams at penguins That Nantucket man. #haiku

Your fingers at play release such beautiful notes from the strings they grace; at rest in my hands, so cold. Must I strain to hear your heart? #haiku #tanka #poetry #micropoetry #5lines #PoemADay #writing #Japan

Come along R2 We better get going soon The Raiders roam here #StarWars #haiku #PoemADay

Sleep is a Tricky thing - When you have bpd #haiku #micropoetry

Come along R2 We better get going soon The Raiders roam here #StarWars #haiku #PoemADay

This globe is so, Very tired of us all, The final petals #haiku #vss365

An English Friday: A German gecko Moves on a gecko #Haiku

@PMpedzi @PerneythePoet God is a dog - That wants to be patted And listened 2 #haiku

so bloated and un- comfortable, bloody hell it’s my period #haiku

panther summer camp slower she coos otter steak ferns unfurling after #haiku

@Luis_SanchezUY escribió un #Haiku inesperado🌸: Adentro llueve\ y parece que nunca\ va a parar. twitter.com/Luis_SanchezUY…

What will wickham say Really never bless me So emma thought at least #Haiku

水重き產衣や春を溺れそめ 三橋敏雄『眞神』 #jhaiku #haiku

La noche cierra contemos sus lunares vamos de prisa. #Haiku

七五三ゴムの入った足袋小さし #俳句 #haiku #kigo