What is Haiku and Why do I Care?
- they are written in 17 'on' (the Japanese equivalent of English syllables), with 3 phrases structured into 5-7-5 on.
- there is a juxtaposition of elements or ideas in the poem, separated by a "kireji" or "cutting word".
- the poem is identifiably set at a particular time of year, through the inclusion of characteristic "seasonal references" or "kigo".
Haiku in English
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