How to Write a Haiku Poem

It’s always good to go back to the basics and refresh our memories about the various syllabic poetry forms we use in our weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. Today, let’s review how to write a Haiku. Here are a few links for you to read. Enjoy! ~Colleen~


Haiku is an ancient form of poetry invented in Japan. People focus on the syllable counts, but that’s just the basics. Here’s how to write a haiku poem.

Source: How to Write a Haiku Poem

Source: How to Write a Haiku in 4 Easy Steps

Source: How to Write a Haiku Poem: Haiku Examples and Tips

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on
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  1. I learned something new today

  2. Love this! The Haiku is my fav.

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  4. Haiku is a wonderful way to say a lot in few words. These are helpful links. Thanks for sharing, Colleen! 💕🤗💕

  5. Reblogged this on Walt's Writings and commented:
    A wonderful reminder from Colleen Chesebro on how to write a Haiku poem.

  6. A wonderful reminder at the start of summer. Thank you Colleen! 🙂💛

  7. Thanks so much for this post, Colleen. I’ve read and loved the powerful messages and visual imagery that the Haiku form of poetry is known for, Yet I’ve never attempted to write one. Now I plan to read the links you have so kindly provided and make an attempt at it. I’m looking forward to creating something worthy of your poetry challenge.😊

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  9. The haiku form of poetry is always lovely. Thanks for sharing these links. I like writing haikus on my own at home, but the reminder is a nice touch for some extra motivation. And yes- it’s more than syllables! It’s about finding the meaning within those few words.

  10. Thanks for the reminder, Colleen.

  11. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #5: Colleen Chesebro offers a primer on writing haiku!

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