Haiku Poetry


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Haiku, an ancient Japanese verse, has a set syllabic orientation. It is a difficult form of poetry because the "rules" are very strict. Haiku has 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 again in the third line. In Japan, Haiku was written as a meditation on nature, and reflected on man's place in the ritual movement of the world. Every Haiku reflects a season, although the seasonal indications may be very obscure. For example, a poet might write about snow to indicate winter, or a flower to indicate spring.


Write a Haiku poem to describe the picture by entering your lines in the boxes below. The pictures are randomly generated and change when you "Refresh" the page.

Line One: (5 Syllables)
Line Two: (7 Syllables)
Line Three: (5 Syllables)

     
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