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)






twelve flew in the sky
through the moon and orr the clouds
watch and learn from them

*
geese fly through red sky
onto far away places
i wonder how high



By Amy (Fabulousfilly@aol.com)





Into the morning
in a harmonious flight
follow the leader

*

morning silhouettes
seasonal gypsies flying
going north or south

*

nature and its quirks
from where you are to where not
follow the leader

*

which, sunrise - sunset
as a group they do so fly
wanderlust I think



By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)





rockettes of the sky
thrilling to nature’s rhythm
stage their autumn dance



By Evelyn (evenccw@aol.com)





southbound they fly
crossing in front of the sun
tireless geese

*

their destination
warmer ponds and a place to
start a family

*

in a few more months
their long journey to return
will begin again



By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)





Flying in a Vee
Geese head south for the winter
Return in the spring



By Rita (Rita Write@aol.com)





SNOWBIRDS
FLY SOUTH
FOR WINTER



By Sharon (Sunyskys1943@aol.com)





flying formation
nature is calling once more
genetic code rules



By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@msn@com)





HONKING AND FLAPPING
OF WINGS HEARD AS SOUTHWARD THE
GEESE WEND THROUGH THE SKY



By Mikey (Norma1223@aol.com)





LOVELY GOLD SUNSET
END DAY IN RUSTIC BACKGROUND
A LAST DAY OF FALL

*

BEFORE DARK OF NIGHT
SILHOUETTE V FORMATION
OFGEESE FLYING SOUTH



By Lilly (Lilprincessitali@aol.com)





Come the flying geese
Wings flap in V formation
Winter's on its way!



By Doris (Toto38@aol.com)





The geese are flying
Looking for warmer places.
I wish I could fly.



By Swampetta (SWAMPETTA@aol.com)





evening sunset -
quiet and serene - then the
sound of honking geese



By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)





Lacking human faults
With no need to disagree
Geese cooperate

*

Leaders change with need
Take positions when required
Progress continues

*

Each one knows his job
Does it willingly for all
Does not yearn for fame

*

As in nature all
Must eventually die
Geese also will go

*

Would that they could know
That their fellow geese would say
Farewell, and Well Done



By Bob (C1ydeBunky@aol.com)





CAN YOU HEAR THE GEESE HONKING?
CAN YOU SEE THEM FLYING ACROSS THE SUNLIT SKY
FLYING SO HIGH IN THE SKY

*

I WONDER WHERE THEY'RE GOING
A SEASIDE SHORE IN FLORIDA, MAYBE
SUNNING THEMSELVES BEFORE THEY COME BACK



By Jeanie (Mingo184@aol.com)





Magic'ly they fly,
Deep into sunset's sky,
Goin' to roostin' nest.

*

Early birds are these
Flocking from shedding trees,
Off to winter's home.

*

The wonder of it,
The awe of geese's flight
Praise to our Maker.



By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)





A perfect sunset:
the skye drinks its orange glass
while geese fly away.

*

(Spanish translation/adaptation)


Un perfecto atardecer
el cielo se bebe su vaso de naranja
mientras que las ocas vuelan de paso.



By Emiliano (Poeta48@aol.com)





Yellow'd sun n crimson sky,
formation V for victory,
geese~friends fly!



By Mary (MusingsByMary@aol.com)





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