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Japanese pattern poems 'haiku' are becoming popular for micro-blogging
Haiku is a three-line Japanese pattern poetry. It is a non-rhyming poetry in which an idea often presented by connecting two different things. However, a thought is presented as a three-line pattern poem to create a mental picture or evoke higher order thinking.

In the age of internet and mobiles, haiku have once again become popular on micro-blogs and for nano-poetry. 

Presently,  haiku as nano-poems are used in three formats - two word pattern formats and one syllabic pattern format. A haiku poem is divided as follows:

First line: Three words or five words or five syllables;Second line: Five words or seven words or seven syllables; Third line: Three words or five words or five syllables. 

The lines of haiku can be phrasal form to create vivid mental images or evoking deep meaning related to existentialism. Here are three examples of haiku that were written by me on the occasion of Indian festival of lights called Diwali.

First example: 3-5-3 word pattern haiku

Children playing joyously

Flowers blooming under the sun

All feeling great!


Second example: 5-7-5 word pattern haiku

Lamps are glowing all about

Sparkles of fireworks lighting up the sky.

Victory of light over darkness


Third example: 5-7-5 syllabic pattern haiku

Darkness of ego

Light in-lamp to end darkness

That's true Diwali.

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