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.