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

Whisper down the craw You are killing me, Buster He leek her sweet eye #haiku

Positive pressure Keeps the hatch from opening Purge the cargo bay #haikuchallenge (positive) #haiku #poetry #poetrycommunity #writing #writingcommunity #amwriting

An evil eagle Wisely tries to run throughout An armadillo #Haiku

Tired adults long for the violet-faced vehemence and vigor of youth. #haikudaily #haiku #micropoetry #vss365 #poetry

April may be winding down but our #NationalPoetryMonth #haikuchallenge sure isn’t! DM us your #haiku about progress & performance in govt for a chance to be featured! pic.twitter.com/9OPiEgjZQz

trout stream fresh cut grass cattle otter fresh cut grass despite skyline drive #haiku

Listening to home • Is so therapeutic and • Relaxing to me   —@49SINister #haiku

Attention logging The scuffle will continue Until borsch improves! #haiku

Only my fingers know the music that I make; everything else: ? #haiku

しら雲を吹き尽くしたる新樹かな 才麿 #jhaiku #haiku #俳句