Haiku are seventeen syllable poems with the following structure:

Line 1: 5 syllables

Line 2: 7 syllables

Line 3: 5 syllables

The lines are separate, each contains a new thought - a haiku desribes one moment of time and it's natural subject matter is the natural world.

Haiku are generally visual, and leave the reader with a picture.

Famous Japanese poets who wrote Haiku are Basho, Issa and Busson.



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