haiku submissions – how to compose a classical haiku

Pure Haiku is currently CLOSED to haiku submissions but will be re-opening on 27th June 2014 when a new theme will be posted on the Submissions Page.

How to compose classical haiku

Here at Pure Haiku I only publish classical haiku in the English language which are constructed in the strict syllabic structure of 5-7-5.
First line = 5 syllables
Second line = 7 syllables
Third line = 5 syllables

Here is an example: –

The cool night frost melts
with the warm breath of bird song.
Winter dawn chorus.

© Elizabeth Leaper 2013

Line 1 the (1) cool (1) night (1) frost (1) melts (1) = 5 syllables
Line 2 with (1) the (1) warm (1) breath (1) of (1) bird (1) song (1) = 7 syllables
Line 3 Winter (2) dawn (1) chorus (2) = 5 syllables

Please ensure you read all the information at the Submissions Page before sending your haiku to me on or after 27th June 2014.

© Freya Pickard 2014
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3 Responses to haiku submissions – how to compose a classical haiku

  1. i missed the last one, wont miss this one.

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