from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.
- n. A poem written in this form.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Japanese poem of a specific form, consisting of three lines, the first and last consisting of five morae, and the second consisting of seven morae, usually with an emphasis on the season or a naturalistic theme.
- n. A three-line poem in any language, with five syllables in the first and last lines and seven syllables in the second, usually with an emphasis on the season or a naturalistic theme.
- n. Plural form of haiku.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an epigrammatic Japanese verse form of three short lines
For our purpose, the use of the term haiku will imply the three-line, five / seven / five syllabic pattern common to this form of Japanese poem.
The first movement sets 8 of Ashbery's "37 Haiku" — after a swooping-down glissando opening, each haiku is declaimed by a solo singer while the rest accompany on "ahs" and "oohs" derived from the word haiku itself.
Will probably write about the movie later (and not in haiku form as I think I have lots to say, just gotta let it gather in my mind for a few days, y'know).
This collection is actually a reprint of an anthology first published for Acorn Books, an independent publisher that specialises in haiku and minimalist poetry: an appropriate home for Mills's brevity.
Today it is like answering an interview question in haiku and thus allows those who have superior communication skills to succeed.
One may enter as many times as a haiku is written for southern books read this summer.
Extra points awarded for originality, coolness factor, and also for presentation (e.g. giving your idea in haiku form!)
But haiku is a quiet verse form close to natural speech, so you wonder if they will even notice.
Stillwater the panda returns and gets a visit from his nephew who speaks only in haiku
A short film inspired by a haiku from the Japanese poet Arakida Moritake.