Karl (louderback) wrote,
Karl
louderback

English Haiku Forms

Long 3-5-3


Understand
new things become old
much is lost.

Short 2-3-2

Know this
all is old
love's lost.

Traditional 5-7-5*

Hear me, know my thoughts
what I loved has become dull
what I loved is lost.

Freeform**

I hate the way
things you treasured become nothing
and are lost.

* Traditional: the same number of syllables as in Japanese
**Freeform: just use a short phrase a longer one and a short one again
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