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.

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Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)






beauty of autumn
bringing color and calmness
to all troubled souls



By Norma (Norma1223@aol.com)





low marsh lands gold grass
lonely place to gaze at
watch the flying birds



By Amy (Fabulousfilly@aol.com)





Trees
Announce season change
through colors

*

Narrow river
flows through flattened
Marsh grasses



By Sharon (Sunyskys1943@aol.com)





meandering creek
slowly makes its way to where?
maybe an ocean

*

bordered by autumn
grasses, it moves onward to
parts unknown

*

watched over by skies
of gray and trees of color
it wanders, slowly



By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)





Fall pervades the woods
green turns to brown, fall sets in
nature's own palette

*

quiet meadow stream
sustenance it does provide
deciduous trees

*

The beauty of fall
quiet is the meadow's rill
grazing for the moose

*

meadow grass turns brown
hardwood trees show their colors
autumn comes to Maine



By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)





this little stream
meanders along, lulled by
songs from the grasses



By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)





marsh grass lying flat
bent by the winds of Autumn
helps warm the cold earth

*

trees in finery
shine in the low lying sun
just a brief moment in time

*

landscape will soon change
covered by a white blanket
waiting for the Spring



By Joy (JOY3032@aol.com)





Welcome to my swamp
I am always hiding here.
Feel free to join me.



By Swampetta (SWAMPETTA@aol.com)





Colorful marshland
makes room for the avid creek
the water runs free.



By Emiliano (Poeta48@aol.com)





nature's paint box view
stream of favored beauty rare
painted scene in time



By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@comcast.net)








Paintbrush of God
coloring the landscape
beautifully!



By Mary (MusingByMary@aol.com)





Shallow rivulet
Calmly saunters through the reeds
Reflecting Autumn.



By Doris (Toto38@aol.com)





Joy tears for colors,
Cuddling a silver river,
Haven of heaven.

*

A painted brooch?
Enamels mixed by heaven,
Dreamed cloissone.



By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)





PERFECT FALL SCENERY
LEAVES IN GLORIOUS COLORS
AWESOME QUIET DAY

*
SWAMP LAND NOT REAP CROPS
MUCH RAIN MADE A CREEK TO FLOW
BEAUTY OF GOD'S PLAN



By Lilly (Lilprincessitali@aol.com)





The meadow is low
Colors are very bright for fall
Life evolves right here.

*

Heaven in colorful bits
Life spread around the meadow
Waiting on jack frost



By Barbara (Brierhillbarbara@aol.com)





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Wanderings ( 5 Authors )



Life's Seasons



Waters' Journey



The Old Wraparound



A Touch of Her Hand



Farm Stand ( 11 Authors )



Resort By The Sea ( 5 Authors )





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