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)

Oriental gardens
Elegantly displaying
Colorful blossoms

By Doris (Toto38@aol.com)


slowly aging girl
flowing robes of silken fabric
make one beautiful


Tea House

sipping green tea now
reading my fortune cookie
with you my dear friend

By Amy (Fabulousfilly@aol.com)

eastern architect
master of tranquility
styles his masterpiece


demonstrating by
man and nature's one design
all is unity


showing to the world
what great possibilities
are in store for man

By Bob (C1ydeBunky@aol.com)


By Jeanie (Mingo184@aol.com)

A new day is born
the pond smiles at the sunrise
oriental style.

By Emiliano (Poeta48@aol.com)

bonsai beauty, learn
behold my ancient world, joy
art to the eye, view

By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@aol.com)

Quiet waters
beckon visitors to a
tiered paradise.

By Mary Mizrany (MusingByMary@aol.com)

serene pagoda
home to the haiku poets
writing season's verse

By Mikey (Norma1223@aol.com)

Dawn on a Yangtse inlet,
No coolie's home,
Ah, so, just a dream.


Homesick for China,
Beauty in his memory,
His old life, his gods.


For such a scene
An artist craves
For finest of silks.

By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)

my soul returns to
this serene and peaceful place
that calms my tired heart

By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)

Mystic Orient
beautiful flower garden
reflecting waters


evening reflections
as sun says sayonara
a stolen moment

By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)

I see all of earth
The mountains, sky and water.
From my own window.

By Swampetta (SWAMPETTA@aol.com)

Breathtaking beauty
Japanese architecture
Brings tranquility

By Joy (JOY3032@aol.com)

a bright morning sun
brings flowers to bloom - it warms
the quiet pools

By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)



A River Runs Through It ( 6 Authors )

A Lift

Neath The Sheets

Night Visions

Farewell To Summer ( 11 Authors )

Kewpie Doll ( 6 Authors )

Ode To My Favorite Cat


Where Are The Hummingbirds?

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