A Haiku is a Japanese poem which can also be known as a Hokku. A Haiku poem is similar to a Tanka but has fewer lines. A Haiku is a type of poetry that can be written on many themes, from love to nature.
A Haiku consists of 3 lines and 17 syllables.
Each line has a set number of syllables see below:
Line 1 – 5 syllables
Line 2 – 7 syllables
Line 3 – 5 syllables
(5) The sky is so blue.
(7) The sun is so warm up high.
(5) I love the summer.
Haiku poems don't need to rhyme, but for more of a challenge some poets try to rhyme lines 1 and 3.
(5) I really like toast.
(7) It is yummy when it's hot.
(5) I like it best cold.
(5) Beans are kind to hearts.
(7) I like to eat them daily.
(5) And then do big farts!
Why don't you try writing a Haiku Poem or a Rhyming Haiku and enter it into one of our poetry competitions.
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