The Western Haiku is a simplified version of a traditional Japanese poem, also known as hokko.


1 stanza.


Stanza of 17 syllables in 3 lines.

1 line of 5 syllables
1 line of 7 syllables
1 line of 5 syllables
(5, 7, 5)


Traditionally, a haiku is observation or commentary on a single topic, often from two different and sometimes conflicting points of view.


The wind blows too strong
Unripe fruit falls from the trees
The mill grinds faster.