Poetry 101 – How to Haiku

A series of posts about poetry 101

A Haiku poem is a Japanese type of poetry. It has only three lines. The first line must only have five syllables.
The second line must contain seven syllables. And finally, the third line must only contain five syllables.

First line:  5 syllables
Second Line: 7 syllables
Third Line: 5 syllables

A syllable contains the beat of a word. One, has one syllable while seven has two syllables.

Normally a Haiku is about nature or one of the seasons. It doesn’t have to rhyme.

For example –

A Hot Summer

Oh my, it was hot
Almost boiling me in steam
Autumn, I prefer.

By Michelle Moloney King

Some poetry advice, examples, and tips aimed at primary school teachers to be used as a resource. And a resource for new poets. I do like a good Haiku and have read some masterful ones in literary journals, don’t be fooled by their apparent simplicity – takes stark strength to craft the special ones.

Published by Michelle Moloney King

Bookish and paintish! Mother, wife, teacher, and follower of flow.

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