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• Only three lines, totaling 17 syllables throughout
• The first line must be only 5 syllables
• The second line must be comprised of 7 syllables
• The third line must be 5 syllables like the first
• Punctuation and capitalization rules are up to the poet, and need not follow rigid rules used in structuring sentences
• Haiku does not have to rhyme, in fact many times it does not rhyme at all
• Some haiku can include the repetition of words or sounds
Defining Haiku Poetry
Haiku is a descriptive form of poetry.
Originating in Japan, haiku poetry typically discusses subjects from the natural world, including seasons, months, animals, insects, and even the smallest elements of nature, down to a blade of grass or a drop of dew.
While haiku does not have to only cover natural subject matter, it is most often used as a celebration of nature.
Now the swinging bridge
Is quieted with creepers
Like our tendrilled life
"bit too obvious"
Cycles of being
Life`s rhythm, music`s heartbeat
Each thing is perfect
Tuned in to life`s beat
Seeking music not a song
Each note is correct