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)







scuba wonder world
watch color kaleidoscope
angel's down under



By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@comcast.net)






Technicolor fish
Hiding midst their surroundings
Avoid being caught!



By Doris (Toto38@aol.com)






colorful coral
fish and sea anemones
Poseidon's palette

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spectrum of color
all living sea creatures
lone fish selects lunch

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colorful the fish
magnificent the background
is it camouflage

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sights beneath the sea
beauty in a fish's world
do sharks see color



By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)






like flower gardens
the coral grows without end
beautifies the sea



By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)






the snail is crawling
at his own pace under there
watch out for the reef

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coral reefs icy cold
water flowing orr the rocks
colorful and bright



By Amy (Fabulousfilly@aol.com)






THE BEAUTY OF THE SEA SO PEACEFUL AT FIRST LOOK
THE CALM THAT YOU INVISION
GONE WITH A JERK OF THE HOOK



By Mike (Ibromantic2@aol.com)






Let's dive for a lark!
Hoping we don't meet a shark.
Who would leave his mark.

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Dog shark is a pup.
Fill your oxygen tank up.
Need more than a cup.

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I'll stay on the beach.
Mostly 'cause it's out of reach.
A lesson I'll teach!



By Swampetta (SWAMPETTA@aol.com)






Rich rainbowed sponged rocks
Teach us to save the bright coral
Where glass fishes play.

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When I die, I'll fly
To the colors in the sea
And swim with mermaids.

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By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)






let eyes with joy feast
on the world God did create
up down and below

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fish swim the ocean
bright moving swirling color
reflecting it all



By Pat (Patagain71733@aol.com)






Surprised is the fish
to find a colorful reef
in deep sea waters.



By Emiliano (Poeta48@aol.com)






UNDERSEA CURRENTS
RHYTHMICALLY FLOW TO AND FRO
BALANCING NATURE



By Mikey (Norma1223@aol.com)






fish swim through coral
gardens much like we might stroll
through a rose garden



By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)






PEACEFUL UNDER SEA
COLORFUL ROCKS AND SEAWEEDS
WHERE SEA FISHES SWIM

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BEAUTY COLORS MATCH
HARD TO DIVIDE THEM APART
UNDER THE DARK SEA



By Lilly (Lilprincessitali@aol.com)






Reserved

















A Winter Poem



Happy New Year!



Christmas Came and Went



A Snowy Owl (Several Authors)



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