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.
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Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)







gazing at the hills
bountiful colors of fall
reds browns and yellows



By Amy (Fabulousfilly@aol.com)





DENSE COLORFUL
FOILAGE
HIDES WILDLIFE FROM VIEW



By Sharon (Sunyskys1943@aol.com)





Mixed autumn palette
Daubing the tall mountainside
Nature's gallery.



By Doris (Toto38@aol.com)





Magnificent trees,
capturing all fall colors
A majestic scene



By Cara (Cara617@aol.com)





Balsam fir trees, with
their tall green steeples, set off
the bright yellow leaves




By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)





underneath the trees
I look up and marvel at
breathtaking color

*

pathways thru the woods
old as time, obscured by leaves
lead to mountaintop



By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)





EACH AUTUMN THE TREES
CHANGE THEIR SUMMER COLORS
FOR OUR VIEWING PLEASURE



By Mikey (Norma1223@aol.com)





Autumn glory shines
Cool sunlit hill awakens
Colors peak with frost



By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@comcast.net)





A STYLE FOR FALL



FOR THE FALL SEASON
KENO WEARS A LUSTY STOLE
OVER SHOULDER STYLE


DRAMATIC IMPACT
NEW LIFE TO THE DYING LEAVES
BLOSSOMING ANEW


HAUTE COUTURE FOR CHILL
IT WILL BE DISCARDED SOON
AS GROWING THINGS REST




By Bob (C1ydeBunky@aol.com)





Trees have a party.
Fine colors they are sporting.
Flirting with Winter.



By Swampetta (SWAMPETTA@aol.com)





Ride on county road
See sunshine turned leaves golden
Perfect Fall color

*

Onward to mountain
See tall sturdy green pines
Winter home for wild life



By Lilly (Lilprincessitali@aol.com)





winter prowls trees
huddled together wait fall
gasping one last breath.



By Diana (writerworks@live.com)





Towering granite tors
interspersed bright fall colors
welcome, fall again

*

Needles among leaves
green pines offer the contrast
deciduous change

*

Fall, mountain panorama
granite tors, backdrop for trees
lovely the colors



By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)





How I love Thee, Fall,
With your God-painted hues,
Bursting your Glory.

*

Brilliance waterfalled,
Mothered by higher hills
Gaspingly lovely.



By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)





Green vegetation
at the feet of the mountain
its rocks feel envy.

---

(Spanish version)


Verde vegetación
al pie de la montaña
sus rocas sienten envid ia.



By Emiliano (Poeta48@aol.com)





Reserved
















My Big Brother



Flowers Covered With Dew



Union Square ( Several Authors )



Life Keeps Changing



Ageless Seasons



Summer's End ( Several Authors )




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