Simply...Haiku: What Is A Haiku?

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

What Is A Haiku?

Haiku A Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons. A poem written in this form. When writing haiku I try to say as much as I can with an economy of words. I know that many times they are hard to understand but that is the fun of it, seeing if people can get the hidden meaning in it. Here is an example of one of mine... Nightsounds like music--5 are wrapped up in humid air--7 you leave me... Sign in to see full entry.

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