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

初湯かな風船ガムで語りをる【俳句自動作成】 #haiku #jhaiku #俳句

Everywhere I look, reminded of all the things that have never worked. #HAIKU

立てば日のありたる部屋の寒暮かな 石田郷子『木の名前』 #jhaiku #haiku

夕立の餘所になぐれて田の戦ぎ #jhaiku #haiku

きなくさき蛾を野霞へ追ひ落す 三橋敏雄『眞神』 #jhaiku #haiku

Good morning so calm, all you need is fresh air now, enjoy this moment... #morning #haiku #vss #poem #amwriting #micropoetry #writing #poetry #poems #jkpg #mpy

through binoculars a tourist stops for snacks scaly breasted munia #haiku

These are interesting • Men really do go all out • When they want to right   —@hanxx____ #haiku

向日葵の短き影や少年院 #haiku #jhaiku #kigo

watery unlike sundown skink for a little wet leaves haze of dawn #haiku

Sleepy samurai Resting with your trusty steed You deserve a rest #GhostOfTsushima #PS4share #Haiku #575 pic.twitter.com/vbWSrAZSXe

dark deep woods trail at one with my natural fears #senryu #haiku #haikuchallenge (one)

One day this will all seem like a blip in time. Till then, it’ll be hell. #haiku #haikuchallenge #Day245 #haikudaily #dailyhaiku #one #oneday #blipintime #hell