Examples of Haiku Poems
If you've been looking for a reason to sign up to Twitter, finding sublime examples of haiku poems is it. If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that I love haiku poems and often write them or retweet when they appear in my Twitter stream.
Here is an example of a modern haiku poem that I recently posted:
'Love balloon dances
...and one of my favorite haiku poems from one of our most talented poets on Twitter:
'As an island
Rules for writing haiku
I hesitate in providing rules for writing haiku as modern poems don't require a rigid syllabic structure. Traditional haiku adheres to 5 syllables in line 1, seven syllables in line 2, and 5 syllables in line 3. Or as @Yojinbo posted, 'Haiku follows a strict style/format, 5-7-5 syllable count, third person, seasonal reference. If your poem is more free style, it would be more correct to refer to it as senryu.
The following guidelines for writing haiku may be helpful:
1. Keep it short - three lines are ideal.
2. Relate your haiku poem to your personal experience.
3. Use season words (spring, summer, autumn, winter) or refer to nature in your poem. For inspiration, try sitting outside in your favorite spot and observe what's happening around you, but also inside you. How do your surroundings relate to your emotions?
4. Choose vivid images that convey your feelings. It's good practice to use two different images in line 1 and 2; then link them together in line 3.
5. Make use of contrast. You may want to incorporate a pause into the poem, indicated by the use of a colon, semicolon, or hyphen. This helps to focus attention on the insight your poem presents.
6. Free style haiku doesn't have to rhyme.
7. Keep it simple.
Here are more examples of free style haiku poems from my Twitter friends:
Haiku Poems on Nature
'... in the autunm breeze
'Soft gray skies open
'the moment before
Haiku Poems on Writing and Learning
is to wear it on your sleeves
and risk, ridicule.
'Cloudy lazy day
'Pencils scratch paper
Miscellaneous Haiku Examples
plum's nectar drips
in a storm across my lips'
'fruity autumn jewels
'three days of rain ...
'the sky was so blue
'In partners pocketsBr>
numb fingertips warm gently.
And a special thanks to @eanbertho, who dedicated this haiku poem to me:
fate of the hate is facing
If you enjoyed these examples of haiku poems, please visit my haiku poems page for contemporary haiku with a love theme.
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