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

Frustration erupts What must someone say and plead To receive mercy? #haiku #poetry #mercy pic.twitter.com/52nZuCL7ZH

magic the smell of blue tinted trout stream gently twitter i could eat #haiku

The school bell rings out Classes begin on schedule Even for stragglers #haikuchallenge (#schedule) #haiku #senryu #micropoetry #vss365 #school #amwriting

pandemic of not the birds and plants and insects keep their own schedule #HaikuChallenge (schedule) #Haiku @Baffled

Cattle ranchers must Beef up security lest Thieves stirrup trouble #vsspoem (security) #haiku #senryu #PunKu

さへづりのだんだん吾を容れにけり 石田郷子『木の名前』 #jhaiku #haiku

然る春の藁人形と木の火筒 三橋敏雄『眞神』 #jhaiku #haiku

明易き夜を身の上の談しかな #jhaiku #haiku

old #haiku very fine as when in its weeks on at the with of growing two few