Haiku Rules

  • A haiku must be exactly 3 lines.
  • The lines must follow the 5-7-5 format:
    • The first line must have 5 syllables.
    • The second line must have 7 syllables.
    • The third line must have 5 syllables.
  • A haiku must express a mood, thought, or feeling.
    • It is usually written about nature.
  • A haiku does not have to rhyme.

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Fun Fact
Noon was the ninth hour
of the Roman day.


Weather Haiku
The weather is great
It is very warm today
I feel wonderful
Dear Haiku
Haiku, dear haiku
When I'm lonely I write you
You cheer me right up
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