Friday, February 3, 2012

The Basics of Haiku

     Not all of my friends who check my blog know how to write a haiku. Some don’t even know what haiku means. So to acquaint them or readers who happen to drop by and want to learn more, I’ve made a list of links. This is also a very helpful guide for haiku poets who want to improve their skills.

1) Definition of haiku

2) Brief history of haiku

3) Guidelines on writing haiku

    Bare Bones School of Haiku by Jane Reichhold

    Becoming a Poet by Michael Dylan Welch Haiku

    Haiku . . . Under the Bedsheets: Juxtaposition and Seasonal Reference by Michael Dylan Welch

4) Haiku Techniques

    Haiku Techniques by Jane Reichhold

    How to Ginko by Tad Wojnicki

     These links have helped me a lot and I still review them from time to time. I hope by collecting these links, one will be interested in writing haiku. If not, it will be great if a haiku beginner will be able to learn more from this list.
     If any of the links has proven useful to you, please let me know. :-)


  1. Thank you for sharing your knowledge in Haiku. I will try to use it in the future. :)♥

  2. You're welcome! I hope the direct links will help you. Happy writing! :-)