Haiku

Spencer Rossouw April 11, 2014

  • Haiku is a short poem which uses imagistic language to convey the essence of an experience of nature or the season intuitively linked to the human condition. It is a development of the Japanese haiku poetic form in the English language. Some of the more common practices in English include the use of three lines of up to 17 syllables, traditionally in "5-7-5" form and the allusion to the nature or seasons. English haiku do not adhere to the strict syllable count found in Japanese haiku. The typical length of haiku appearing in the main English-language journals is 10-14 syllables.
  • An old silent pond...
    A frog jumps into the pond,
    splash! Silence again.
  • http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-haiku-poems.html