What Is A Haiku?👀
“Haiku (俳句, listen (help·info)) is a type of short form poetry originally from Japan. Traditional Japanese haiku consist of three phrases composed of 17 phonetic units (called on in Japanese, which are similar to syllables) in a 5, 7, 5 pattern; that include a kireji, or “cutting word”; and a kigo, or seasonal reference. Similar poems that do not adhere to these rules are generally classified as senryū.” – Wikipedia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku
So, basically when writing a Haiku, it’s usually about Nature. Each line is in syllables:
Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line3: 5 syllables
Try It! We created one for you below, in honor of International Haiku Poetry Day!