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)






spring is opening
giving way to bright blossoms
farewell to winter

*

colorful blossoms
cover the meadows and hills
a sparkling new world



By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)





LAKE AND BOAT
AWAITING FISHERMAN
TO ARRIVE

*
NATURE
COLORFULLY FINGER PAINTING
SPRING SCENES



By Sharon (Sunyskys1943@aol.com)





Gently breaking through
Early spring's damp warming soil
Trees and flowers bloom.

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Deserted rowboat
Released from winter's moorings
Awaits the first catch!



By Doris (Toto38@aol.com)





placid lake today
a boat is tied on the shore
are the fish biting?

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the boat on the shore
is waiting to be untied
are the fish jumping?



By Amy (Fabulousfilly@aol.com)





too early Easter
Easter bunny wears his boots
snow still on the ground

*

Winter continues
with flurries expected soon
don't store the shovel

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we wait patiently
for thawing and warm weather
it is worth the wait



By Joy (JOY3032@aol.com)





the fish weren't biting
so I rowed ashore and picked
some spring flowers



By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)





Flowerly Springtime
rhymes with the river of life.
Nature is reborn.



By Emiliano (Poeta48@aol.com)





Pastel, Airy, gossamer scene,
Row boat or moth wing,
Delicate new spring.

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Gentle, new, light, bright,
Spring morn emerging, waking
From dark winter's night.



By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)





Spring is sneaking up.
The earth bulges with green sprouts.
Hear them explode?

*

Hyacinth grenades.
They scent the air with beauty.
Daffodils grinning.

*

Forsythia smiles.
Little pieces of sunlight,
Sparkle in the air.

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I won't miss Winter,
Until the Summer's damp heat.
When snow is welcome.



By Swampetta (SWAMPETTA@aol.com)





Rural area
Signs of summer abounding
Are the fish biting

*

Cut a fishing pole,
Bail the boat, look for an oar
Can full of earth worms.

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Flowers are in bloom
A lovely April spring day
Wish my girl was here

*

Thoughts of spring whirring
Looking for wild strawberries
Go fishing instead



By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)





spring time at the lake
joyous remembrances ebb
mind revisits youth



By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@comcast.net)





Spring is sprung here
bulbs in bloom trees in bud
Life springs eternal

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Color a gift from God
Life to enjoy the many colors
see and enjoy life

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time is a gift too
Do not waste a minute of it
Spring soon is summer



By Barbara (Brierhillbarbara@aol.com)





SPRINGTIME BRINGING FORTH
FEATHERY NEW LEAVES ON TREES
WINTER IS OVER



By Mikey (Norma1223@aol.com)





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