What is Haiku?

Haiku is a very old form of Japanese poetry, written in the format of three lines and consisting of no more than 17 syllables (5-7-5). Japanese haiku usually has a seasonal reference, where the more modern English-Language Haiku, which evolved from the Japanese Haiku doesn't. The English-Language haiku may consist of three lines with fewer syllables and it doesn't require a seasonal reference.

In writing haiku, one is supposed to find the 'awe' of an experience and try to convey it to others. Haiku isn't about rhyming or the use of metaphors. Rather, it's a writer's way of encouraging us to see beyond the obvious.

Open to all ages.
Send your haiku to:
Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)






These leaves are too shy
To stay green in the Autumn.
They get very pale.



By Swampetta (SWAMPETTA@aol.com)





minty green fall leaves
with a splash of chartruese veins
viewing these, soothes us



By Amy (Fabulousfilly@aol.com)





Autumn leaves appear
Showing colors of the earth
Subtly without flame


Tiny limbs support
Many leaves of varied hues
Signaling their source


Costumed for the chow
Green and gold take center stage
For their curtain call



By Bob (C1ydeBunky@aol.com)





NATURE'S GOLD
WINTER WILL BE
HERE SOON



By Sharon (Sunyskys1943@aol.com)





dying valentines
funeral clothes, yellow, chartreuse
fashionable death


will arise in spring
wearing new bright green clothing
well dressed for summer



By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)





Sun kissed heart shaped leaves
Wait to be placed in bouquet
Outside brought inside.



Rita (Rita Write@aol.com)





COLORFUL LEAVES IN SUNLIGHT
HOW PEACEFUL THEY SEEM HANGING THERE
ALMOST LIKE IN A DREAM



By Jeanie (Mingo184@aol.com)





The trees looks like death
all their pale and weary limbs
left leaves on the ground.

*

Los árboles parecen muertos
todas sus pálidas y endebles ramas
dejaron hojas por el suelo.



By Emiliano (Poeta48@aol.com)





Leaves with their head bowed
Drooping over soft bent stems
Frost makes a visit

*

Leaves turning color
Overnight the mood has changed
Serious things abound

*

The Master Painter
Spills color over the earth
While we watch in awe



By Joy (JOY3032@aol.com)





white wine of autumn
spray before the sunshine leaves
celebration of life



By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@msn.com)





Bright in colors fall comes.
Yet green has not disappeared
I do not see winter.

*

Soon winter will show
She will blow the cold and frost
Looking like steam.

*

Yet no warmth's seen
Snow will come cold, wet snow.
Balls of snow hastily made.



By Barbara (Brierhillbarbara@aol.com)





breezy afternoon
and hearts dip, turn, and sway - in
a wind and leaf waltz



By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)





leaves of gold I see
some are wafting to the ground
I smile, it is fall

*

the trees begin to turn
so much shorter are the days
apple cider time

*

yellow and soon brown
tis fall as the leaves do fall
old man winter soon

*

rain mats the dry leaves
as the ground becomes carpet
alas, when the snow



By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)





GOLDEN LEAVES CUDDLE
TRY TO STAY WARM WITHIN TIME
COOL FALL MIXED WITH RAIN

*

NO CHANGE AT HALFWAY
WILL NOT GET ANY WARMER
SOON TO SAY GOOD BYE

*

DAYS WILL BE SHORTER
WINTER WILL BE ON THE WAY
THEY WILL ALL FALL DOWN




By Lilly (Lilprincessitali@aol.com)





Heart's peace,
golden and green shaded
leaves speak!



By Mary (MusingByMary@aol.com)





Pirates' gold spilling,
Dangling, twinkling, spinning
Enticing the eyes.

*

Fading in glory
Fall's inner lights glowing,
Blowing their last kiss.



By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)





fall’s precious treasure
casket of golden coins
all too quickly spent



By Evelyn (Evenccw@aol.com)





Reserved
















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