November 12, 2009 By Angela Boothroyd
Haiku is a form of Japanese unrhymed poetry.
Each poem has three lines and 17 syllables: five syllables in the first line, seven in the second and five again in the last line.
A haiku verse is meant to paint a picture of a moment with words, and to bring to mind emotions or senses through images of nature.
You can find lots of information about haiku on the In The Moonlight A Worm web site.
Here is my first attempt at writing a haiku – a haiku for Remembrance Day
Red poppy, fallen
on dry autumn leaves, blowing
in chill autumn wind
Why not practise your English and try writing one too?
Image by ricardo_pereira