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This is a short guide to learn how to write a haiku, which is a short poem.
  • You can use nature as inspiration for your haiku, giving you a novel way to enjoy the wellbeing benefits of nature
  • This is an activity that can done be done anywhere with very little equipment needed. Perfect for a rainy day inside, or when you're feeling low on energy
  • Poetry offers the opportunity for creativity. A haiku specifically also allows you to learn a specific form, with the satisfaction of successfully achieving the right structure

Haiku can be defined as a descriptive form of poetry with a Japanese origin. It is usually short and can be read in only one breath. Traditionally, haiku was meant to talk about subjects mainly in the natural world.

The following are the common rules that should be considered when writing a haiku:

  1. A haiku should have only three lines with a total of 17 syllables
  2. The first line should have a total of five syllables
  3. The second line should have seven syllables
  4. The third line should have five syllables
  5. No rules of grammar or punctuation, the poet is left to decide how to put their words

If you need help with syllable counting, you can use this website.

Here are a couple of examples of natured based haikus.

Haiku 1

Light casts new shadows

Gold warmth comforts baring trees

Hope decorates dawn

Haiku 2

Sunlight touches flowers

The sweet scent of nectar tempts

Hungry buzzing bees

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