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)






WE VIEW THESE FISH KOI
IN A BIG MOAT IN LAUGHLIN
SIGN SAYS DO NOT FEED



By Amy (Fabulousfilly@aol.com)





HEY THERE'S ROY THE KOI
ADMIRING HIS IMAGE - A SPOT OF COLOR
IN THE POND


By Sharon (Sunyskys1943@aol.com)





looking up at tourists
koi wait for feeding frenzy
as they play their part



By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)





Sylvan reflections
Dappled in the Koi fish pond
Camouflage dwellers.



By Doris (Toto38@aol.com)





rippled mirror view
reflection of graceful Koi
wet suits of orange stripe



By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@aol.com)





the sun is just right
for autumn reflections - koi
blend with the colors



By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)





scene from the fish pond
fish swim as we see the sky
reflections of life

*

spectacular scene
such dramatic reflections
amalgamation

*

mossy pond clear water
Koi swims through the trees
camera magic



By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)





Seems I got my wish.
Resurrection as a fish.
This is just my dish!



By Swampetta (SWAMPETTA@aol.com)





KOI SWIMMING LEISURELY
SURPRISE THEY MULTIPLY NEXT YEAR
BEAUTIFUL GRACEFUL

*

ORANGES SILVERS KOI
MAGNIFICENT CREATURES
SIT AND WATCH IN AWE

*

THEY COME TO THE SPOT
WHERE I FED THEM DAILY GULP QUICK

*

I WATCH THEM GROW KNOWING
ONE DAY THEY WILL BE TOO MUCH
POND IS SMALL AND BRIGHT



By Barbara (Brierhillbarbara@aol.com)





Colorful image
over the tranquil water
a poem is born.

*

Imagen de color
sobre el agua tranquila
nace un nuevo pensamiento.



By Emiliano (Poeta48@aol.com)





Over or under blue sky
I asked her to wed,
When fish fly, she said.

*

Trick your eyes,
From fish to skies,
Illusion trees.



By Norma (Tw1lite@sbcglobal.net)





SUN CAST A WARM GLOW
ATTRACT LOVELY KOI IN POND
A SITE FOR SHOW TIME



By Lilly (Lilprincessitali@aol.com)





Brilliantly colored
tiny koi dart through waters
reflecting autumn.



By Carla (PashaKnit@aol.com)





Reflections I see
Japanese fish afloating
In the sky above

*

Making all wonder
What the picture is about
Beauty comes to mind

*

Trees filled with green leaves
Backdrop showing a blue sky
A vision for all artists.



By Connie (CSThomas@aol.com)





Swim little Koi fish
in the blue, watery pond.
Dive deep for some food
and rise to the top again,
brilliant colored fishes.



By Cara (Cara617@aol.com)





Colorful Koi
glide in crystal~clear pond
what gracefulness!

*

Share their home
with reflective trees
oh, so glorious

*

Paintbrush of God
blends divine treasures
amazing perfection!



By Mary (MusingByMary@aol.com)





Isn't this so fine
looking at wonders of God.
These water creatures

*

The golden colors
imbued within their bodies
does make one wonder.

*

Why still is there not
all creatures living gathered
within peacefulness

*
with no regard to
any differences separating
them apart at all



By Jim (KMGramps2006@aol.com)





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