How to Write Haiku PoetryThe haiku is a Japanese verse in three lines. Line one has 5 syllables, line 2 has 7 syllables and line three has 5 syllables.
Haiku is a mood poem and it doesn't use any metaphors or similes.
How to Teach Haiku Poetry
Usually when Haiku is taught the students are only given the restriction of the number of lines and syllables. However, for good Haiku poetry, more explanation needs to be given. This site is for teachers and students so that they can learn how to create their own Haiku poetry: George Marsh's new Haiku learning site.
Bruce Lansky has a different method for writing Haiku. It can be found at Giggle Poetry's Haiku Page. Here is an excerpt from his lesson:
Here are a few examples of Haiku poetry written by children from around the world.
The JAL web site has more great examples of Haikus written by children and an explanation to go with them.
The Poetry Zone also has a good description of Haiku and Tanka poetry.
The Garden Digest web site gives a list of Haiku poetry that is related to flowers and other things found in the garden.
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