As the name suggests, Haiku originated in Japan a few hundred years ago.
It is a very simple form of poetry and is easy to learn.
It is used to express a moment in time – usually the present.
Haiku has minimal punctuation and is made up of 17 syllables over three lines.
There are 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second line and 5 in the third.
How hard can that be?
You are going to do this. Take a piece of paper, or your laptop to record your haiku.
You will feel enlightened by putting words to your special moment. It’s also a lot of fun. Writing simple haikus will encourage you to start on a poetic journey that will provide enough satisfaction to keep you going. The more you write, the more the subtleties of the art will captivate you. Who knows, you may be a master of the haiku.
Also, share it with us. We’re curious!
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