Haiku (a short poem)

About Haiku

Haiku is a type of short poetry form. Although originally practiced in Japan, now it is popular all over the world. In the English language, you will mostly come across 3-line haikus.

Sample a haiku penned by me:

tulsi bush sways
left and right
music, by crickets

Why don’t you try one? It is not difficult to get started.

For a good summary, see the Haiku page on Wikipedia. To get a broader perspective from practicing haiku poets, see some excellent articles at Defining Haiku (Living Haiku Anthology).