How to Haiku

Poetry

From time to time
The clouds give rest
To the moon-beholders.

Bashō

Moon-beholder

Moon-beholder

March 21st is National Poetry Day and we’re celebrating with haikus. A haiku is a descriptive Japanese poem. They are usually about small, beautiful aspects of nature. Between the Grinds wants to help you write a haiku.

Haiku Requirements
  • Haikus must be 17 syllables long
  • The first line must be 5 syllables
  • The second line must be 7 syllables
  • The third line must be 5 syllables
  • Haikus do not have to rhyme
Can you haiku?

Write a haiku and share your results with us.

Check out Between the Grinds’ haiku

The coffee beans spill

In the grinder they shatter

Brewed, liquid heaven.

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