Three Videos to Help You Write Haiku

23 Aug

Blog Post #132

Happy Haikuesday!

When I sat down to compose this post, I wondered what more I could write or discover about haiku. I mean, how much is there to say about this form of Japanese poetry, without researching in detail about the history of this art. While I find a little background interesting, I’m not a history buff, and I’d rather leave the past for historians to write.

I thought that I would write about Haikuesday — find out where the challenge started, who organized it, is there a website — you know, tidbits of information.

So I did a search…and found a lot of stuff about haiku! Not so much about Haikuesday, but a LOT about haiku. Did you know that there are many, many Youtube videos about haiku — from how to write haiku, to a short film, Haiku in Brooklyn?

Below, are three Youtube videos that I found. I hope you find something that intrigues you.

My haiku for this week is shared at the end of the list.

School’s In

How to Write a Haiku  illustrates the basic requirements of writing the Japanese short poem.


Watch You’ve Been Writing Haiku Wrong also teaches how to compose haiku, but with more details and explanati


Haiku Battle

The American animated television series, Avatar – The Last Airbender, that aired on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008, combined the styles of anime and American cartoons, and won awards such as the Annie Awards, the Genesis Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award to name a few.

In this clip from the show’s episode, Book Two: Earth, Tales of Ba Sing Se, an epic haiku battle is waged.



The forest’s dark depths
hold woodland creatures fleeing
the full moon’s cold light


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