Japanese poem
Five syllables, then seven
Then five at the last

To be true haiku
A season must be invoked
Use a metaphor

Kigo, season word
Cherry blossom used for spring
Snow stands for winter

Now use a cutting
Haiku should be two pieces

For english haiku
Merely form will be enough
Five, seven, then five

2 responses to “Haiku”

  1. I’m teaching haiku today to my high school students, so I hope you don’t mind that I totally ripped off your poem. You’ll be helping kids in South Central LA learn the fine art of Japanese poetry.

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