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noun (plural or haikus)
  1. A Japanese poem of a specific form, consisting of three lines, the first and last consisting of five Japanese letters, and the second consisting of seven Japanese letters, usually with an emphasis on the season or a naturalistic theme.
  2. 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.
Haiku, a poem
five beats, then seven, then five
ends as it began.
  1. A short poem in the style of a translation of a Japanese haiku.
A senryū is a short humorous poem that is similar to the haiku.
Etymology: From äå (haiku).


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