Greetings, Anime Forum members!
Here you will be using your creativity, imagination and inspiration to create a Haiku! What is a Haiku, you say?
Haiku [HI-coo] is a poetic form and a type of poetry from the Japanese culture. Haiku combines form, content, and language in a meaningful, yet compact form. Haiku poets write about everyday things. Many themes include nature, feelings, or experiences. Usually they use simple words and grammar.
The most common form for Haiku is three short lines. The first line usually contains five (5) syllables, the second line seven (7) syllables, and the third line contains five (5) syllables. Haiku doesn't rhyme. A Haiku must "paint" a mental image in the reader's mind. This is the challenge of Haiku - to put the poem's meaning and imagery in the reader's mind in ONLY 17 syllables over just three lines of poetry! Think 5 - 7 - 5!
This topic was also approved by the admins to be posted in Misc ^_^
I will start with one I created, and it will also be used as an example. Enjoy.
Silently she sleeps
in a cold dark flower bed
mother rests in peace.