Haiku are small poems. They consist of three lines of five syllables, seven syllables and five syllables. (In the western tradition of them, as far as I understand it syllables work slightly differently in Japanese). They are typically themed around seasons or nature.

You can build haiku into sequences, but typically they will be one off, dealing only with a single moment.

I often use haiku as a warm-up before writing something else.

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