Haiku - Beauty by Simplicity

What is Haiku?

Haiku is one of the most important forms of traditional Japanese poetry. Haiku is, today, a 17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. 

Since early days, there has been confusion between the three related terms Haiku, Hokku  and Haikai. The term hokku literally means "starting verse", and was the first starting link of a much longer chain of verses known as haika. Because the hokku set the tone for the rest of the poetic chain, it enjoyed a privileged position in haikai poetry, and it was not uncommon for a poet to compose a hokku by itself without following up with the rest of the chain.


A good reference to Haiku’s can be found in Haiku for the people.


I just love to practice this form of art and share my private writings in a collection here for your amusement.

Edwin Zwart ~ Haiku


Using our memory,
 things thousandfold,
It is given to you.



Edwin Zwart ~ Haiku

Over and over again,

Thus experience is built,
Towards simplicity.




Edwin Zwart ~ Haiku

Across abstractions,
That what will be presented,

Is what we call beauty.

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