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)







Landing so gently
Hydrangea blue butterflies
Snuggle on the tree.



By Doris (Toto38@aol.com)






BLUE BUTTERFLIES
ALMOST HIDE THE TRUNK
OF TALL TREE



By Sharon (ByGolly25@aol.com)






Cerulean blue
color of sky and the sea
painting a picture

*

butterflies amassed
on old and weather worn tree
amazing beauty

*

no painter can paint
like the Maker of the world
eye of the Master



By Joy (JOY3032@aol.com)






my daddy said once
amy buttrlies are free
always let them be

*

no net do i need
for i would never entrap
a blue butterfly

*

flying all over
landing on my white shirt
i snap a picture

*

monarch and dragon
fluttering away today
i view them through space



By Amy (Fabulousfilly@aol.com)






bright species hugs tree
blue exotic, delights eyes
frail gossamer wings



By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@comcast.net)






Lovely visions fly
Bringing beauty roundabout
Asking no return

*

Everywhere we see
Floating bits of heavenly blue
Pieces of the sky

*

Gathering of friends
Congregates upon a tree
Resting from the day



By Bob (C1ydeBunky@aol.com)






awe inspiring
nature's conglomeration
hosted by a tree

*

many blue butterflies
all together in a mass
god's creatures on display

*

beauty on parade
flit and flutter all converge
robins stay away

*

nothing mundane the
blue butterfly convention
winter so far away



By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)






a tree's leaves make a
good umbrella when it rains -
butterflies know this



By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)






no mans fantasy
bliss serene reality
blue butterfly's in flight



By Pat (Patagain71733@aol.com)






Some blue butterflys
enjoying the company
of others like her.



By Emiliano (Poeta48@aol.com)






Who had bright idea?
New Jersey's not tropical.
Turning blue from cold.



By Swampetta (SWAMPETTA@aol.com)






dainty butterfly
wings spread, you softly alight
on moss-covered tree

*

join butterfly friends
gathering on trunks of trees
migrating rest stop

*

will you travel on?
get some rest on the tree trunk
and tomorrow, fly......



By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)






Flying blue flowers
Cuddle in a natural nest
Innocent beauty.

*

Flowing butterflies
Clinging blue to old tree bark
Soon to fly away



By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)






SEE MANY WINGS OF BLUE
MASS OF ENCHANTMENT AND GLORY
MIRACLES ON HIGH

*

COLOR ON WINGS OF FLUTTER
BLUE FLUTTERS GATHER ON TREE
AMAZEMENT BY ME



By Brier (Brierhillbarbara@aol.com)






BLUE BUTTERFLIES FLY
FAMILY AND FRIENDS TOGETHER
LOOKING FOR NEW HOME

*

FOUND LOG JUST PERFECT
WIND BARRIER AND NICE SUNSHINE
HAPPY WINGS FLUTTER



By Lilly (Lilprincessitali@aol.com)






"Am I blue?, sang she
as she landed on the tree.
The answer was "Yes."
However, she was HAPPY
to join the azure blue crowd.

*

Blue on blue, on blue
create a wondrous pallet
fit for an artist.

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Blue butterflies rest
upon the lovely tree breast
and prepare for flight.



By Cara (Cara617@aol.com)






Butterfly fragile
Wanderer, vulnerable
Who shall protect you?

*

In time man will know
His place. Will he learn in time?
Your fate in our hands.



By Diana (writerworks@live.com)






Too beautiful for words;
blue butterfly hearts
gloriously touching mine.



By Mary (MusingByMary@aol.com)






Reserved

















A Winter Poem



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