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Are you new to the world of haiku?

Haiku is a beautiful form of poetry that allows you to express moments, emotions, and observations in a concise and evocative way.

Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry that typically consists of 3 lines with a syllable pattern of 5-7-5. It often focuses on nature, seasons, or a momentary experience. The brevity of haiku aims to capture a fleeting moment or evoke an emotional response.

Traditional haiku also often include a kigo, or seasonal word, which helps to set the scene or evoke the time of year.

 Autumn evening

 a crow on a bare branch
is calling, calling

This haiku captures the essence of autumn with its imagery of a crow on a bare branch, evoking a sense of solitude and the changing season.

In English, modern haiku may not strictly adhere to the 5-7-5 syllable pattern, but still aim to capture the essence of the form.

Enjoy the journey of discovering the beauty and depth of haiku poetry!

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Benefits of Reading Haiku

Reading haiku can enrich your life by offering moments of contemplation, fostering creativity, and deepening your connection with the natural world and the human experience. It's a beautiful and accessible form of poetry that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds.

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Mindfulness and Meditation

By embracing haiku as a form of poetry and incorporating it into mindfulness and meditation practices, individuals can enhance their awareness of the present moment and cultivate a sense of inner peace.

Haiku's essence lies in its ability to capture the beauty of fleeting moments and evoke emotions, making it a perfect companion for those seeking a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them. 

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Diversity of Haiku Authors

The diversity of haiku writers is indeed quite remarkable reflecting a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. Haiku has transcended its origins in Japan to become a globally embraced poetic form, attracting writers from all walks of life.

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