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A Brief History Of Haiku

A haiku is a three-line poem format that originated in Japan:

5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables

The modern popularity of the Haiku increased with the famous Japanese poet Basho, but its lineage could be much older.

Haikus are an easily vehicle through which to explore poetry. They can be about anything, however the best haiku is the haiku that makes someone smile!

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