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Haiku is a short form of poetry adapted from Japanese tradition. Each poem consists of three lines; the first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, and the third line has five. (5-7-5)
Find an interesting place where you can sit and observe, uninterrupted. Focus on a tiny, detail -- a color, a texture, a movement. Create a haiku by describing (literally or figuratively) that detail in just 17 syllables.

Traditionally, haiku are based on observations of the natural world -- explaining a small moment, but can be used for any subject matter. They are usually written in the present tense, about the present moment.
Example:
Whitecaps on the bay:
A broken signboard banging
In the April wind.
- Richard Wright
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