Haiku Poetry

Synopsis

Haikus are another famous style of poetry—there's a very good chance you had to write one of these in grade school... The haiku originated in Japan and traditionally focused on nature. The goal of the Haiku is to capture a brief moment in time. There are many sites, such as those listed under references, that have in depth summaries on the Haiku. Generally, the Haiku is consider to consist of three lines with each line having 5, 7, and 5 kana respectively or less than 17 syllables. There are many definitions, as the conversion from Japanese to English creates some confusion in the style.

My Tips, Tricks, & Opinions:

Feel free to leave your opinions, tricks, questions, etc. in the comment section below.

I'm No Expert...

Haiku poems are the hardest for me (I guess I'm long winded...). I like the idea of brief moment in time captured this way. The trick is picking a defining moment. Or finding a unique way to describe an ordinary moment. Fireworks and kisses are probably too cliché for this form. I'm still perfecting this style, so if I think of better tips and tricks to highlight, I'll add them here.

Examples

Before the Exam (July 23, 2014)

Sounds of pages
Turning in books on tables
Frantic tonight

References

  1. "Haiku and Senryu". Shadow Poetry; visited September 2014
  2. Academy of American Poets. "Haiku: Poetic Form". Poets.org; visited September 2014
  3. "Wiki-How: Writing a Haiku". Wiki How; visited September 2014

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