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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Have you ever wanted to write Haiku?

Did you know that a haiku is a Japanese non-rhymed verse genre?

Haiku means ‘playful verse’ and has five sounds/syllables in the first part, seven in the second and five again in the last part.
While the Japanese count sounds and write their verses in a single vertical line, we use count syllables and three horizontal lines in English.

Traditional haiku should contain a "kigo" (season word) and employ the equivalent to a "kireji", which means that the poem should present two juxtaposed parts in three lines with objective sensory images while avoiding subjective commentary.

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Now it's your turn...


  1. Haiku's are for fun
    Fingers count the syllables
    Spring summer Rains Fall

    You have done two perfect Haiku's I can see!!

  2. i agree with nanka... these are perfect!

  3. Spring or fall? Oh gosh very creative!

  4. the brittle snap of winter...:0)
    That is so good. Victoria

  5. I agree with all of the above. love the "seasonal" word play.

  6. Very creative twist on "spring or fall" - love it!!

  7. Nice one, Madeleine.
    I fell. :) Really I did, down an up escalator!
    Your crack and crunch reminds me of how chilly it is out tonight:

    I must brave the chill
    a show of the skies ablaze
    shooting stars tonight


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