Haiku in English

is a development of the Japanese haiku poetic form in the English language.

Contemporary haiku are written in many languages, but most poets outside of Japan are concentrated in the English-speaking countries.

It is impossible to single out any current style, format, or subject matter as definitive. Some of the more common practices in English include:

— Use of three lines of up to 17 syllables (5,7,5);
— Use of a season word (kigo);
— Use of a cut or kire (sometimes indicated by a punctuation mark) to compare two images implicitly. [Read more on Wikipedia … ]


Japanese poetic form [Read more on Wikipedia … ]