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Poetry Corner: Haiku
May 4, 2009
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The most common form for Haiku is three short lines. The first line usually contains 5 syllables, the second line 7 syllables, and the third line contains 5 syllables. Haiku doesn’t rhyme.

An effective Haiku creates a mental image in the reader’s mind in ONLY 17 syllables over just 3 lines.

Here are 2 examples:

The Rose
by Donna Brock

The red blossom bends
and drips its dew to the ground.
Like a tear it falls

School’s Ending
by iTwixie Girl, Madeline, 11, Pittsburgh, PA

School year wanes and ends
Fun in the sun fills my mind
Summer vacation!

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