Poetry on the Pillars

Haiku

 

Haiku is a form of poetry that concerns itself less with rhymes and more with syllable counts.  The haiku originates from Japan.  Classical haiku are arranged in three lines of 5 syllables, 7 syllables and 5 syllables.  Other formats do exist.

They are short, but that does not mean they are easier to write.  Sometimes containing an idea in such a small amount of space can be very challenging.  Some haiku contain multiple stanzas of the same syllable scheme. So...

When five syllables
Precede another seven
Then five, it's haiku

Now you do one.  

 

Comments

Eric Towler said:

The following Haiku were collected from a brief e-mail exchange between two staff members of the library.


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Jordan Rosenthal:

 

I made this Haiku

For Library Purposes

Please Read and Enjoy
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Eric Towler:

 

Five is a number.

Seven is a number too.

Countless ways they go.
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Jordan Rosenthal:

 

we should just submit

this conversation im sure

people will enjoy
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Eric Towler:

 

Wind whispers in leaves,

conversational poem.

A nice way to talk.
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# April 26, 2011 4:20 PM

Atrox said:

Chuckles in the trees

Do I hear my laughs echoed?

Just a friendly crow

# April 29, 2011 10:04 AM

lilykitty said:

Poems are so pretty!

# May 24, 2011 4:58 PM
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