Haiku poems should consist of 5 syllabes in first line, 7 in second line and 5 again in last line.

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There’s really not much to write about this one, I just wanted to emphasize the fact that because Haiku Poems originated from Japan, it’s hard to include this rule while writing in English or any other language.

Like every rule, don’t stick to it too much and never, NEVER sacrifice your poem just because it doesn’t have¬† 5 syllabes in first line, 7 in second line and 5 again in last line.

Just to stick to our rule of this blog, I will give two examples of poems that don’t abide by this step.

Thomas Grieg

Pond with ice
tadpoles
summer

Quiet around the point: ducks;
up down birches
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