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Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry which abides strictly to the following three rules:
1. it has only three lines,
2. each line conforms to the pattern of 5 morae (syllables) for the first line, 7 for the second and then 5 again for the third,
3. the theme must represent or include nature.
Modern Haiku is less likely to follow strictly the above traditional rules and thus we see today numerous variations of the Haiku style.
In order to provide you with an example I have created my first Haiku poem;
Leaves turn brown,
lest no weeping as they fall,
seasons change for all.
See more example of Haiku poems by professional Haiku poet Basho, Matsuo and don’t forget to let us know whether you try this style yourself.