Post-weekend Poetry: Anything you can do, Haiku do too!

The first in a short series of short-form poetry…

MorgEn Bailey - Editor, Comp Columnist/Judge, Tutor & Writing Guru

Morning. I thought it was high time I put some of my poetry up here so today is the shortest form, working upwards (next week is fibonacci). is a great list of poetry forms and says of Haiku…

Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry which is composed of three non-rhyming lines. The first and third lines have five syllables each and the second line has seven syllables. They often express feelings and thoughts about nature; however, you could write a poem about any subject that you would like to in this form. Perhaps the most famous Haiku is Basho’s Old Pond: Furuike ya 
kawazu tobikomu 
mizu no oto

Translated, this poem reads:
The old pond–
a frog jumps in,
sound of water.

Below are some of mine. If you’d like to share yours, please add in the comments box. Thank you!

red pen 760505 smallWriting a Haiku

Put pen to paper

A twelve-syllable poem


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