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)







soon the fence will be
drifted over by the storm
of snow approaching



By Mikey (Norma1223@aol.com)






THROUGH THE GATES OF HELL ANOTHER WINTER COMES
DORMENT LIES THE EARTH
RECOVERING UNTIL ANOTHER SPRING HAS SPRUNG


By Mike (IBromantic2@aol.com)






friendly fence design
keeping honest people out
no trespassers here

*

fence for good neighbors
will not let a snowdrift pile
nor animals stray

*

oh, for such a fence
between those who disagree
that we see their thoughts



By Bob (C1ydeBunky@aol.com)






along the ocean front
waves come crashing in
the fence withstands them

*

strong winds blow on land
the ocean churns white with caps
the wire fence wobbles

*

the atlantic sea
where the wind blows fierce and free
the fence remains there



By Amy (Fabulousfilly@aol.com)






maybe keep things in
dusk or sunrise tells story
maybe keep things out



By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@comcast.net)






Barbed wire strands
Splitting the morning mist
At the edge of dawn.



By Doris (Toto38@aol.com)






try as it may,
the fence cannot contain
this morning's fog



By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)






Stood up many a storm.
Approaching winter seems near
Fence awaiting spring.



By Swampetta (SWAMPETTA@aol.com)






Untended fields
Unmended icicled fence,
Winter's come, Pop's gone.

***

Barbed wire broken, torn,
Cows have all been sold
Only brilliant sky remains.



By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)






old dividing line
morning mist bedews pasture
rusty the steel strands

*

many critters tried
more layers of fencing
the passage of time

*

mice and rabbits pass
stock restrained by the old wire
one day it will fail

*

dewy fencing
boundaries of time
soon the sun



By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)






cold no place to go
oh my soul longs to be free
fenced up in darkness



By Pat (Patagain71733@aol.com)






A cold wind blows in
Animals in ground take cover
Lonely life they live

*

Their food becomes scarce
Vegetation's no longer there
Some will surely starve

*

Long winter twill be
Wild horses have no cover
Mountains break their cold



By Connie (CSThomas@aol.com)






Show me any fence
I will show you the ladder
to trepass over.



By Emiliano (Poeta48@aol.com)






In morning mist
Awaiting first winter storm
Wire snow fence stands



By Sharon (ByGolly@aol.com)






Wire fences stand
to keep peace between neighbors
Live in harmony

*

Wire fences are
the place for birds to gather
before taking flight
to their warmer climate home.
A good starting journey point.



By Cara (Cara617@aol.com)






fences make good friends
so they say, and that may be
but hard to hurdle

*

livestock love to roam
fences keep them rounded up
away from the road

*

fence mending is hard
miles of fences to maintain
never ending job



By Joy (JOY3032@aol.com)






crooked wire fence row
dewdrops hang in grey ground fog
glisten in sunrise



By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)






Fences divisive
Nature inclusive which shall
Endure forever?


By Diana (Writerworks@live.com)






FARMERS PUT UP FENCE
KNOW WHERE THEIR LAND START OR END
BRING PEACE WITH NEIGHBORS


By Lilly (Lilprincessitali@aol.com)






Reserved
















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