Poetic Form of the Week – Haiku

Readers! This week’s poetry form is Haiku. Read below how it evolved and how is it regarded as one of the best written forms today! A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression. Haiku began in thirteenth-century Japan as the opening phrase … Continue reading Poetic Form of the Week – Haiku