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)

yellow sunshine cheer
nutritious fun all year long
part of Fall's bounty

By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@comcast.net)

beyond the red barn
and on to the horizon
lots of sunflowers


green and yellow fields
a huge lawn of sunflowers
means tranquility

By Amy (fabulousfilly@aol.com)

sunflowers feed the
world and also the squirrels
make a meal of them


gilded beauty paints
fields with a rush of color
nature's own gold fields


I love sunflowers
their blossoms follow the sun
sunrise to sunset

By susi (Texaswishr@aol.com)

the peek-a-boo sun
casts morning shadows on a
field of sunflowers

By Marilyn (LaraOct7@aol.com)

fields of golden sun
gift of God
tasty seeds we love


colorful array
shining gold
gives us happiness


sunny golf faces
turned upward
looking for their God

By Joy (JOY3032@aol.com)

Orioles in sky
Spot a feast in farmers field
Sunflowers of gold


Growing on a farm
A snack crop of pretty


Giant eye
Laced in golden petals
Sunflowers gro

By Sharon (ByGolly25@aol.com)

Small sunflower seeds
Are filled with vitamins E
Good for you and me

By Connie (CSThomas@aol.com)

Glow of sunflowers
as far as the eye can see
bounce back gold sunlight.


Sunflower display
think of Wordsworth's Daffodils
gift for inward eye.

By Cottage Lady (patience@bresnan.net)

Field of yellow
swaying in breeze
sunflower crop


Edge of yellow leaves
center of sunflower seeds
birds love this field


No corn, wheat or hay
farmerís crop of beauty
large sunflowers

By Tom (tomWYO@aol.com)

Faces to the sun
As the earth makes its circle
Yellow Sunflowers.

By Doris (Toto38@aol.com)

Dazzling sunflowers
always facing the sunlight
"Birds grocery store"


Birds shop, stop to eat
greedily enjoying seeds
in the yellow fields

By Cara (Cara617@aol.com)

The sunflowers field
always open to the sun
not to sudden shades.

By Emiliano (Poeta48@aol.com)

Sun splatters on earth
Say "I look like this"
Behind blinding rays.


Mother sun watches
Sunflowers that watch her, too,

By Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)


By Norma (Norma1223@aol.com)

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Farmer's Market (several writers)

The Old Clothespin Bag

The Day Began with a Blizzard (several writers)

Her Garland Grows

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