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Haiku is a popular Japanese form of poetry formally written in 3 lines 17 syallbles in the order of 5,7,5 syllables. The rules of haiku contain some..

The Tips And Rules Of Haiku: how to write haiku poems in 2021

Tips and Hints On how to write haiku poetry

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Haiku is a popular form of traditional poetry originated from Japan and later popularized by major Japanese poets such as Basho, Yao buson and Shiki. With time, civilization  influenced the writing of haiku and was made popular amongst the western world by her writers although the adoption was met with few modifications in its structures.

Haiku Poetry Definition


Hence, haiku can be defined as the form of poetry written in 17 syllables and arranged in the order of three lines. Haiku are mostly poem on nature, seasons and the environment.

Delightful display
Snowdrops bow their pure white heads
To the sun's glory.

Thus, the haiku rules needed to be maintained before you can be rest assured that you're now a haiku poet 

Rules of Haiku Poems


— haiku poems must be written in 17 syllables.

—The syllables must be in the order of 5,7,5

—Haiku poems must not be more than 3 lines

—Haiku poems must be a poem on nature, season or an environment as emphasized upon above.

—And lastly, haiku poems don't rhyme.

These are the major rules of haiku

Examples Of Haiku Poems Follows The Rules Of Haiku


For you to understand better, some examples are highlighted below in their simpler forms using the haiku poem cited above according to the rules in their ascending order.

1- It must be written in 17 syallables.
e.g. 
Delightful display
Snowdrops bow their pure white heads
To the sun's glory.

Syllables:
De/light/ful/ dis/play—5 syllables
Snow/drops/ bow/ their/ pure/ white/ heads/—7 syllables
To/ the/ sun's/ glo/ry./—5 syllables

From the illustrated above, one can easily infer that the total number of the syllables in the poem is 17.

I believe that's illustrative enough? Good!

2— Its syllables must be arranged in the order of 5,7,5 

N.B.: The number one example still applies here.Thus, the order.

3— Haiku poem must no be more than three lines. Haiku is a three lines poem and as such its most important attribute coupled with its ability of portability— huge creativity condensed in short form

E.g.
 Delightful display—line 1
Snowdrops bow their pure white heads—line 2
To the sun's glory.—line 3

4—Haiku poems are poem on nature, seasons or environment. Take cognizance of this rule of haiku
E.g. summer, ocean, sea, winter etc.

5—Haiku poems don't rhyme. Rhyme is not appreciated in haiku
E.g
Delightful display—'play' (a)
Snowdrops bow their pure white heads—'ds' (b)
To the sun's glory.—'ry'(c).

Hence, the completion of the rules of haiku  and  haiku poetry above when they are strictly applied when writing it.

Popular Haiku Poem

 “Lighting One Candle” by Yosa Buson

The light of a candle
Is transferred to another candle—
Spring twilight

Yosa Buson is one of the founding fathers of traditional haiku poems and this above, is one of his popular Haiku poem.







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