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

うらやまし  思ひ切る時  猫の恋 Urayamashi/ Omoi-kiru toki/ Neko no koi It's enviable. The gracefulness of The cat’s love. . . #haiku #poetry #japan🇯🇵 #colors #orange #cat #catlover #prrr #furinstagram.com/p/BoAAt_ED_JG/…

art deco tesco the sweet blissful curse of love. k9 shep has two moods.. #haiku

I cannot move, bro But let’s come here every week Too much Vindaloo A lunchtime #Haiku

@Yessygq escribió un #Haiku inesperado🌸: Cuando estoy\ en mi casa solo uno\ quiero dormir twitter.com/Yessygq/status…

チューリップ畑の中の一軒家 三村純也『蜃気楼』 #jhaiku #haiku

霞まねば水に穴あく鯉の口 三橋敏雄『眞神』 #jhaiku #haiku

Emporté par la foudre Mon regard s'envole Et je suis à toi. #haiku #coupdefoudre pic.twitter.com/jw9UYIa874

泥くさき子供の髪や雲の峰 #jhaiku #haiku

creative writing patterns of imagery flowing metaphors #haiku #poem #words @MichaelRosenYes

@Yessygq escribió un #Haiku inesperado🌸: Cuando estoy\ en mi casa solo uno\ quiero dormir twitter.com/Yessygq/status…

#haiku forced to rethink my best path forward - the resident moose alf 9.21.18 @GreenUNBC @UNBC forest commute pic.twitter.com/dwy4zT6ThO

A joyful townhouse: A thin sinking bird Bounds at a piglet #Haiku

@coley2866 #haikujustforyou Don't rush, go hitching With wicked witches, we'll keep Twitter open babe. #haiku pic.twitter.com/LxebJWJ0pe

concrete shrubs dancehall aimless flight magic effaced america tall trees #haiku

In the station of the metro a man nods off in the corner as a woman trips up the steps #peom #haiku #city