Haiku as explained by wikipedia is: A haiku in English is a very short poem in the English language, following to a greater or lesser extent the form and style of the Japanese haiku. A typical haiku is a three-line quirky observation about a fleeting moment involving nature.

Typically – but by no means always – English haiku is:

  • are three lines long
  • are generally 17 syllables long, especially with lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllable
  • are about, or mention, an aspect of nature
  • are in the present tense
  • are impressionistic, leaving much to the imagination
  • are contemplative or wistful
  • do not rhyme
  • use elliptical ‘telegram style’ syntax, avoiding words such as ‘and’, ‘but’, ‘like’
  • use little or no punctuation, sometimes with unusual layout in place of punctuation
  • do not start lines with capital letters
  • use adjectives sparingly
  • do not use abstract nouns
  • do not have a title

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku_in_English


My Haiku’s:

learn about haiku
try to write with 5-7-5
end of the haiku


the sun will set slow
people go home for shelter
sun will rise again


Β #03
the bird and the nest
chirps and sound and food and bed
they all fly away


expressions of face
happy sad angry frown shy
face is the index


our life is in wires
the wires got complicated
wire’s now wireless


water quenches thirst
earth, trees, all living beings
still sane and sober


research is a search,
which only you can stop, as,
only you know it’s there.


as the pages turn,
the excitement increases,
i have got the book.


the pages of story,
the books on my shelf gathered,
the pages of glory.

to be continued…
(Many more can be found under “Poems” category)


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