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    Originating in Japan, Haiku are short poems that allow us to express what we are feeling in a given moment. They are usually – but not always – inspired by nature or natural surroundings but they can also be funny, tender, thought provoking and sometimes, downright strange!

    The rules are really simple – use 17 beats or sounds, following a 5-7-5 syllable pattern over three lines. Here’s an example:

    Love and light filter (5)
    Green leaves shade the mystery (7)
    Tranquility bliss (5)

    Posted by Helen Burns
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    • Reply by juleswalker

      Quercus robur, oak

      Tall tree of antiquity

      Giving life to all.

    • Reply by biltonjosephine

      Clouds dapple the sky

      The wnd sighs in swaying trees

      Birds joyfully play

      • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 2 days ago by biltonjosephine. Reason: Missed a word out
    • Reply by sandraayris

      Stillness, silence now

      Except for birds on the wing

      Singing their delight

    • Reply by michaelmccrory

      You say be yourself

      But tell who is the real me

      I am larvae waiting


      • 27/06/2020
    • Reply by biltonjosephine

      Sweet raindrops falling

      Cool air caressing my skin

      Grateful plants drinking

    • Reply by blaengwen

      Love deepens the heart

      Starlit infinite night sky

      Creator’s smile



    • Reply by wordthing

      Bulging grey rain cloud

      ready to unleash a shower

      Wilting flowers gasp

    • Reply by wordthing

      Lockdown slowly lifts

      Emerge blinking in the light

      Skies have been so quiet


    • Reply by Helen Burns

      Such wonderful Haiku!

      If you like to write
      Perhaps you should read our piece
      On haiku today

      Written by Janie Shepherd: How to use Haiku poetry for mindfulness.

      Thank you all for contributing.

      • This reply was modified 4 weeks ago by Helen Burns. Reason: Adding Mark's Haiku
    • Reply by jilliekins


      hello, I was inspired to write this when looking in the mirror this morning!


      Lopsided fringe now

      straw and stalks where once all sleek

      Time to reopen

    • Reply by aislinggray

      Had never written a Haiku before but always enjoy reading them.  Had a flurry of writing one Sunday afternoon in early lockdown.  Here are a few:

      Mother Nature breathes

      A sigh of relief at last

      Repairing old wounds


      We are in lockdown

      Prisoners in our own home

      Thanks Covid 19



      Snatching precious life and time

      While creating more



    • Reply by vinabaxter

      Let me be myself

      For I wish to be different

      I wish to be free

    • Reply by angela.gostling

      This is the first haiku I wrote –

      To a fig
      Purple velvet drop
      Soft red flesh inside awaits
      I tear it open

    • Reply by david-walton

      The current pulls me.

      I struggle push back harder

      I relax peace comes.

      • Reply by raka2305

        Simple as that!!

    • Reply by janie

      They are really nice Haiku

      Here is one where I felt gloomy this morning but then things brightened up

      dark clouds gather pace

      strong winds blow them away – then

      a sunny blue sky


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