Haiku Day is April 17

Easter eggs in the lawn and in a basket

What is a haiku (hahy-koo)? A haiku is traditionally a non-rhyming three-line poem of Japanese origin that offers a way of looking at the physical world. The origins of haiku can be traced back to the ninth century.

The haiku consists of three lines with a five-seven-five syllable structure using sensory language to gain inspiration. Here is simple Easter-themed haiku:

Easter Bunny Hops
Flower Eggs Jelly Beans Fun
Hidden Baskets Full

Haikus can be a fun and fast alternative to writing a longer poem. Try your hand at writing a haiku today and share with family and friends.