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)







LILY PADS FLOATING
IN CRYSTAL BLUE STILL WATERS
GEISHA GIRL WATING

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TADPOLES A PLENTY
UNDER THE POND;S LILY PADS
WHERE ARE THE NEW FROGS


By Amy (Fabulousfilly@aol.com)






autumn in Japan
road to tea house scenic walk
wear fall kimono


By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@comcast.net)






bursts of brilliance
nature gives us bright color
before bleak Winter

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wind shivers the trees
floating colors on the ground
decay and turn brown

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stark and bare they stand
soon covered in their white coat
awaiting the Spring


By Joy (JOY3032@aol.com)






fall in orient
Japanese water garden
look at its colors

*

leaves of fall turning
Koi swimming much slower
do they discern changes

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multicolor leaves
garden takes on the season
samisen playing


By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)






GEISHA WALK THE PATH
LEADING TO PRETTY BOW BRIDGE
WHERE BEAUTY AWAITS


By Norma (Mikey) (Norma1223@aol.com)






Thick shrubs add
Coral color to
Picturesque path

*

Under walking bridge
Tiny falls fill lily pond
With cooling water


By Sharon (ByGolly25@aol.com)






You wear your make up.
A beautiful Geisha girl.
Smiling innocence.

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The colors of life
As the Autumn warmth passes
Trees smiling coyly

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You will dress in white
Pale streaks of evergreen
And sequins of ice.


By Swampetta (SWAMPETTA@aol.com)






Picture Geisha girls
Eyes cast downward gracefully
Crossing the red bridge.


By Doris (Toto38@aol.com)





O fortunate bridge
that sees an eternal spring
in its surroundings!

*

with your friends the trees
and the water at your feet
in midst of beauty

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man has placed you well
so that he can share with you
your impressive home


By Bob (C1ydeBunky@aol.com)





Surreal dream colors,
Bridge made for lovers
Fall in Nippon land

***

I want to meet you there
Where the red bridge
Crosses the rainbow.


By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)





listen, shamisen
plays somewhere in the garden
perhaps by geisha?

*

the bow bridge awaits
each autumn morning
for kimonoed geisha

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quiet autumn day
koi slip silent beneath bridge
nowhere else to go


By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)





Misterious colors
surround the oriental bridge
nature's miracle.


By Emiliano (Poeta48@aol.com)





the silence of the calm
echo's as gentle waters flow
peace and tranquility for all of us to know


By Mike (IBRomantic2@aol.com)





while I listened to
the musical waterfall,
autumn came

By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)





Mid afternoon walk
Lovely Japanese garden
My lover's surprise

*

I, in kimono
He said you my Geisha girl
We walked hand in hand

*

Stopped on the bow bridge
Small waterfall filling pond
Lily pads floating

*

Colorful flowers
Blooming makes the scene pretty
A lovely fall trip


By Lilly (Lilprincessitali@aol.com)





Beauty in thine eyes
Is what we've chosen to see
No ugliness here

*

Colors form our mind
It soothes the soul at first sight
Resembles good food

*

A bit of magic
Marks the hunger we all feel
Displaying colors


By Connie (CSThomas@aol.com)





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