How to Haiku

A haiku is an un-rhyming verse form, conveying a complete image or feeling in three metrical phrases of 5, 7 and 5.

To put it more simply: 3 lines, 17 syllables, divided 5, 7, 5.

Here are some examples:
  • 1Old McDonald had a farm.
    E-I-E-I-O
    What a stupid song.
  • 2We may or may not,
    be hurtling toward nothing
    here, have a cupcake
  • 3Short attention span,
    Haiku are the perfect length,
    What was I saying?