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)






clear song heard today
as she calls her scarlet mate
"come to the feeder"



By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)





CARDINAL A BIRD
CARDINAL NOT WHAT IT SEEMS
CARDINAL A TEAM



By Amy (Fabulousfilly@aol.com)





after a search for
berries, the cardinal takes a
few minutes to rest



By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)





DARN
ITS DANG COLD OUT
I SHOULDA FLOWN SOUTH



By Sharon (Sunyskys1943@aol.com)





perching on a branch
looking at the frosty scene
in the silent world

*

frozen world quiet
echoes of branches snapping
resounding about



By Joy (JOY3032@aol.com)





Which way is it south?
I should have gotten a map.
Frozen feathers here.



By Swampetta (SWAMPETTA@aol.com)





Cardinals
Jewels of bleak winter
Hope of bright spring.

*
Out on her own,
Mrs. C left Dad home,
Caught by sneak papparazzi.



By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)





winter ice retreat
nest with crystal chandelier
no vacancy left



By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@comcast.net)





DON'T I LOOK PRETTY
WITH THE SNOW SHINING BEHIND ME
AS I SIT PEACEFULLY

*

'OH LOOK! A CARDINAL'
I HEAR PEOPLE EXCLAIMING HAPPILY
'FIND ME A CAMERA!'



By Jeanie (Mingo184@aol.com)





The weak branch supports
the cardinal and its voice
I love that picture.



By Emiliano (Poeta48@aol.com)





are your feet cold from
sitting on the barren twig?
take wing to your nest



By Mikey (Norma1223@aol.com)





HANDSOME RED CARDINAL
BRINGS MATE TO MY FEEDER
THROUGH THE WINTERS

*

LITTLE BIRDS COME TOO
I NOT KNOW WHERE NESTS ARE
HAVE NICE DAY I SAY



By Lilly (Lilprincessitali@aol.com)





reserved



By Lilly (Lilprincessitali@aol.com)





iced over it is
small bird sits on flexing limb
beauty of winter

*

nature's elements
female redbird and the snow
iced limbs the background

*

quiet surreal scene
small redbird looking for food
nature with beauty



By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)





Gee whiz ~~~~~~CCCOLLDDD
chatters lovely Cardinal:
Headin' South:-)



By Mary (MusingByMary@aol.com)





The bright red color
so vivid and so cheerful
the song an earful

*

No need to signal
just setting out a feeder
they will come and feed

*

you will hear them sing
and so happy will they be
safe peaceful eating



By Jim (KMGramps2006@aol.com)





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Enchantment ( 5 Authors )



Winds of Winter



Red Sky



A Flower and Music Festival



One Fateful Night



Christmas Letters



December ( 11 Authors )





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