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)



Graceful swans swimming
Along hedge of pretty lawn
It is their water


Meticulous work
Walk through lovely gardens
Swans carved from the hedge


Gardens of splendor
Acres of magnificence
See yon swans swimming



By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)





Swan topiary
Afloat on the shrubbery
Silence is their song



By Doris (Toto38@aol.com)





creatures brought to life
swimming on the crest of waves
rolling with the sea

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gorgeous plant sculptures
how much time, and skill, and love
make these creatures live!

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three swans a-swimming?
And where are the other four?
Must ask Marilyn



By Bob (C1ydeBunky@aol.com)





inanimate swans
posing for all to see them
in green finery



By Mikey (Norma1223@aol.com)





swans of greenery
nature trimmed to perfection
a joy to the eye



By Joy (JOY3032@aol.com)





Splendor in the grass
before the camera's eye
for swans figurines.

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On top of the green
man made figures of swans
waiting to be trimed.



By Emiliano (Poeta48@aol.com)





Hey Joe!
Aren't we supposed to be
White not green?



By Sharon (Sunyskys1943@aol.com)





Today, I watched a
gardener clip errant feathers
from three green swans



By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)





Sargasso Swans
swimming on their sea of grass
I'm green with envy



By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)





Delicately done
An artist doing his best
Monogamous swans

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The two mate for life
Creator had this in mind
When shears went to work

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Gardener's work shows
Where mates lived for 60 years
Love still reigns inside

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Looked for many years
To find such a gifted man
Which depicts their love



By Connie (CSThomas@aol.com)





graceful elegance
twenty-five thousand feathers
cob, pen and cygnet

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we are family
water fowl in beauty
gentle bird art lives

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silent vigilance
fleet stilled for observation
intelligent swans



By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@comcast.net)





Verdant swans
Swim verdant seas
A grand sculptor, he.

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Artist sculpted swans,
Blown by Tchiaskosky's winds,
Over green tossed waves.



By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)





Graceful birds of green
Carefully clip manicured
Prettier in white.

*

Green clipped hedges
Shaped as graceful floating birds
Swans floating on green

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A sea of green petals
Birds with long necks sail on
All man made it seems



By Barbara (Brierhillbarbara@aol.com)





SEE SWANS TRIMMED IN GREEN
SITTING ON THE GLOBE HEDGES
YET LOOKING GRACEFUL

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TEMPT TO FEEL IF REAL
TRULY VERY AWESOME SIGHT
WORK OF CLEVER HANDS



By Lilly (Lilprincessitali@aol.com)





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