Haiku

Haiku (俳句, haikai verse?) plural haiku, is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 Japanese on (a phonetic unit identical to the mora), in three metrical phrases of 5, 7, and 5 on respectively, and typically containing a kigo, or seasonal reference. In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line, while haiku in English usually appear in three lines, to equate to the Japanese haiku’s three metrical phrases. Previously called hokku, it was given its current name by the Japanese writer Masaoka Shiki at the end of the 19th century.

On one of my favourite websites, butchfemmedance.com I found a thread for Haiku. Its been many years since I attempted to compose one so I thought I’d try again.

Tears fall like rain as
whispering softly they form
my own waterfall

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