a 17-syllable poem, 3 lines in length: 5, 7 & 5 syllables respectively.
Invented by the Japanese, a three line poem containing 5 syllables, 7 syllables, and 5 syllables respectively.
a 17 syllable form of Japanese poetry that consists of three unrhymed lines of five, seven and five syllables
(j) A seventeen syllable poem which expresses an intuitive flash of enlightenment.
(verse of haikai) Originally (and rarely used), any stanza of a haikai-no-renga; since Shiki, the hokku of haikai-no-renga considered as an independent genre. Traditionally, a haiku meets the criteria for hokku-containing a kigo (season word) and kireji (cutting word), and being in more or less five-seven-five onji. Bashô emphasized the depth of content and the sincerity of the poet as perceived in the poem, and was not overly concerned with kigo and kireji, though he used both and did promote kisetsu (seasonal aspect) in poetry; several of his poems have ji-amari. Some modem haiku poets have abandoned traditional form, kigo, and kireji, holding that haiku has a deeper essence based on our response to the objects and events of our lives. haiku is now the most common word for writing of this genre in the West, whether referring to poems in Japanese or any of the Western adaptations.
One of Japanese short poetry forms. "Originally, the form was restricted in subject matter to an objective description of nature suggestive of one of the seasons, evoking a definite, though unstated, emotional response. Later its subject range was broaden
The official poetry form of FC. Highly regarded because it is concise, clever, and can be bashed out in minutes when you’re supposed to be doing real work.
Seventeen-syllable verse form, arranged in three lines of five, seven and five syllables.
an epigrammatic Japanese verse form of three short lines
a a Japanese poem containing three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, containing a cutting, or pause, word, as well as spam , olestra , or Spice Girls imagery
a direct experience, a single moment of perception caught before the mind has fully digested perception into narrative and meaning
a great idea to use as a short verse on a thank-you favor tag
a Japanese form of poetry, though I've used the form the english prefer
a Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables
a Japanese poem comprising three lines
a Japanese poem that focuses on the beauty and simplicity of a scene in nature
a Japanese poem that is three lines long
a Japanese poem written by ordinary people from all walks of life usually about nature
a Japanese poetry form that has three lines and seventeen syllables
a japanese style of poetry
a Japanese-style poem
a Japanese verse form, consisting of three lines that do not rhyme
an unrhymed Japanese poem generally consisting of three lines with five, seven, and five syllables, respectively
a poem in five - seven - five
a poem that captures a scene or experience in just a few words, suggesting the depth and intensity of the moment
a poem that deals with a moment, and tries to depict that moment as it occurs
a poem that takes some thought to write
a seventeen syllable enigmatic poem favored by some Zen poets
a seventeen syllable poem made up of five, seven, and five
a short Japanese poem, consisting only of three lines
a short poem form that is based in Japan (and also closely related to the Chinese hokku), consisting of three short lines, intended to contain intense, almost iconic imagery that would inspire the contemplative reader
a short poem, only three lines long
a short poem recording the essence of a moment keenly perceived in which Nature is linked to human nature
a short poem that uses imagistic language to convey the essence of an experience of nature or the season intuitively linked to the human condition
a short poem with seventeen syllables in three lines
a simple little kind of poem that consists of three unrhymed lines of five, seven and five syllables
a simple three-line poem of Japanese origin, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons
a small poem with oriental metric that appeared in the XVI century and is very popular mainly in Japan
a special form of poetry which exists only in Japan
a unique poem that condenses maximum thought into minimum language in a three lined poem of only seventeen syllables
a verse form having three lines which do not rhyme, with each line consisting of five, seven, and five syllables respectively
a very individual thing, but there are many advantages to writing and sharing these poems with others
brief poem of seventeen syllables
a three-line, seventeen syllable form usually about nature.
Unrhymed Japanese poetic form that consists of seventeen syllables arranged in three lines. Although its origins can be traced to the seventeenth century, it is the most popular poetic form in Japan today. See HAIKAI.
is a Japanese verse form consisting of 17 syllables arranged into three lines: 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables.
A Japanese form of poetry consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. The elusive flavor of the form, however, lies more in its touch and tone than in its syllabic structure. Deeply imbedded in Japanese culture and strongly influenced by Zen Buddhism, haiku are very brief descriptions of nature that convey some implicit insight or essence of a moment. Traditionally, they contain either a direct or oblique reference to a season: A field of tulips-- convulsions of vivid hues bouncing on the breeze -- rgs Sidelight: Haiku derived from the hokku, which was the opening part of the renga, a lengthy Japanese poem usually composed by several poets writing alternating stanzas. Sidelight: After World War II, haiku attracted an increasing interest among American poets and is now written in many other languages as well, often with experimental changes in the form. The original Japanese haiku was written in a one-line format(See also Senryu, Tanka, Cinquain)
A Japanese poem composed of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. Haiku often reflect on some aspect of nature.
The haiku is a japanese poetry form, evolved from the renga during the 16th century. It is a three line, unrhymed set of seventeed syllables (5-7-5). It is typically a pair of contrasting concrete/sensory images, with each image so dependant on the other that the whole thing collapses if one word is altered.
Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that does not rhyme. Haiku poetry always has three lines of verse, with strict rules on the numbers of syllables for each line. The first line has five, the second line has seven, and the last line has five syllables.
A form of Japanese poetry which has three lines focused on a single element
(or HOKKU) A poem of seventeen syllables arranged in three lines. The first and third lines contain five syllables; the second line seven (5,7,5). The haiku is the shortest form in Japanese poetry. If frequently expresses delicate emotion or presents an image (frequently one of a natural object or scene). Example: A bare pecan tree slips a pencil shadow down a moonlit snow slope. - Etheridge Knight
an unrhymed poetic form, Japanese in origin, that contains seventeen syllables arranged in three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, respectively.
a three line, seventeen syllable poem, usually about nature.
Traditonal Japanese form of poetry consisting of three lines, which have 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively.
a major type of Japanese poetry; specifically, a form of verse written in seventeen syllables with three lines of five, seven and five syllables, respectively, to express a single thought and intended to call forth a specific response. a poem written in this manner.
A three-line Japanese form traditionally written in English with the syllable count of 5-7-5; subject matter is primarily about the natural world.
A traditional three-lined form of Japanese poetry consisting of five, seven, and five syllables respectively.
a three-line poem, usually imagistic, derived from the Japanese tradition. The first and third lines have five syllables and the second line has seven. A tanka has five lines with a five, seven, five, seven, seven-syllable pattern.
a Japanese for of poetry, usually about nature, that consists of 3 unrhymed lines. Syllables of lines are 5, 7, 5.
a three line verse in 5, 7, 5 syllables which sums something up neatly. E.g. Agile is going\to destroy your company\if you will let it.
Miniature Japanese poem consisting of 17 syllables - five syllables in first line, seven in second and five in the last. No rhyme or meter scheme is employed when writing haiku. The aim of the haiku is to create something greater than the sum of the parts e.g. Reflections Today your surface Is a mirror where the sky Bends to see itself. See more of my River Diary Haiku. Traditionally Haiku were used to capture aspects of nature and often feature a seasonal component known as a 'kigo'. See Japanese forms.
(Also known as Hokku.) The shortest form of Japanese poetry, constructed in three lines of five, seven, and five syllables respectively. The message of a haiku poem usually centers on some aspect of spirituality and provokes an emotional response in the reader. Early masters of haiku include Basho, Buson, Kobayashi Issa, and Masaoka Shiki. English writers of haiku include the Imagists, notably Ezra Pound, H. D., Amy Lowell, Carl Sandburg, and William Carlos Williams. (Compare with Tanka.)
A three-line written observation of one's experience in a natural setting following a 5, 7 and 5 syllabic structure. These unrhymed poems are deeply engrained in Zen Buddhism and Japanese culture.
A Japanese poem — composed of 3 unrhymed lines of first 5, then 7, and then 5 syllables — that often reflects on some aspect of nature. This one definitely isn't about nature, but, well, you have to learn about poetry somehow: This elaborate (5) example of haiku is (7) not exactly great (5)
Haiku is a mode of Japanese poetry, the late 19th century revision by Masaoka Shiki of the older , the opening verse of a linked verse form, haikai no renga. The traditional hokku consisted of a pattern of approximately 5, 7, 5 on. The Japanese word on, meaning "sound", corresponds to a mora, a phonetic unit similar but not identical to the syllable of a language such as English.