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

Things can get grim but They’re most dire when we have lost Our sense of humor #366FF (dire) #haiku

Consider changing Switch views and show me your love Disfigured soul cries #HaikuChallenge #haiku #doodles #doodleart #doodle #SURREALISM #surreal #art (switch) pic.twitter.com/cyDj0Ou0R4

There are few things in • This world that are purely good • This is one of them   —@ciceronianretha #haiku

みどりゆらゆらゆらめきて動く暁 井泉水 #jhaiku #haiku #俳句

You cannot choose who You love, it's a #torrent that Carries you away #vss365 #haiku #Poetry #vss

The river of life Flows thru valleys and picks us Up along the way #haikudaily (flow) #haiku #poetry #vss

焼藷や空に大きく大師堂 岸本尚毅『舜』 #jhaiku #haiku

秋色や母のみならず前を解く 三橋敏雄『眞神』 #jhaiku #haiku

Brief backyard breather mosquito bounces for blood switch-blade precision #haikuChallenge (switch) #senryu #haiku #mosquitos #summer

His father the way He had come. That was the first Word she had to stay. #LiteraVerse #Haiku #Metamorphosis

蟷螂やものものしげに道へ出る #jhaiku #haiku

#Switch me places so I can see and feel as you do, love as you love #haikuchallenge #haiku #vss #poetry

indifferent fog * ambivalence cloaked in cold, * unreal acceptance #haiku

I prove a theorem ,red pulsating void ,by a homeland , #bashobot #haiku #poetry #darkamber

the light switch is off but long shadows do nothing to hide our sins #haiku #HaikuChallenge (switch) #poetry