Haiku Basics

The traditional rules for Haiku are fairly straightforward. While some write with a variation of some, or all of the rules, for the purpose of maintaining the base standards I will be adhering to the basic standards.
Haiku Rules:

Metrics- There are 17 syllables in a Haiku Poem; three lines in a 5-7-5 pattern. 

Cutting- The Haiku poem is cut into two parts. While both parts need to be independent of one another, they must also develop the understanding of the other. This means that there would usually be a colon, long dash, or ellipsis at the end of the first or second line.

Seasons - Traditional Haiku must include mention, or indication of a season. It can be as direct as mentioning summer, spring, winter, or fall, or be as indirect as mentioning those things which indicate the seasons presence (i.e. snowfall for winter, hot sand for summer, red leaves on the ground for fall, etc…)

Some say that the lines link human experience with nature, others say it is more important to create a contrast, or tension between the cutting lines.