Haiku for Remembrance Day – Online English Lessons

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 Mark Peters