Japanese poetry has neither rhyme nor rhythm
because its language does not lend itself to these characteristics. Most of what
the poet is saying is implied because he wants the reader to interpret and feel
these experiences for himself. It is if you are taking a snapshot of a
Read the poem and picture the imagery in your mind:
Hanging from a branch
Ripe, bright red, and succulent
Waiting to be picked.
WHAT DOES THE IMAGE WANT YOU TO DO AS YOU STAND THERE?
That is the feeling, frozen in time, a poem.
A haiku is an unrhymed unique form of poetry
The haiku is meant to capture the feelings of a specific topic found in nature; however it can be about other topics. The idea is to create a snapshot with words.
The haiku follows a specific pattern
Line one – 5 syllables
Line two – 7 syllables
Line three – 5 syllables