Writing poems

haikai

haibun

tanka prose

  • haiku – 3 lines, 10 to 17 morae as roughly 5-7-5, about nature, with kireji and kigo
  • senryĆ« – 3 lines, 17 or fewer morae, about human foibles, cynical or darkly humorous, with no kireji (cutting word) or kigo (season word)
  • monoku – 1-line haiku
  • tanka – 5 lines, roughly 5-7-5-7-7
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