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Share your Haiku!

November 10, 2020

Haiku is a type of short form poetry originally from Japan. If you're interested in sharing your haiku use #smilowhaiku or send to

How to Haiku

  1. The entire poem consists of just three lines, totaling 17 syllables

  2. The first line of every haiku has 5 syllables

  3. The second line has 7 syllables

  4. The third line has 5 syllables. (Typically this line of the poem makes an observation)

  5. Punctuation and capitalization are up to the poet, and need not follow rules

  6. A haiku poem usually does not rhyme

Submitted by Emily Montemerlo on November 10, 2020