What Is A French Haiku?
How Do You Write A French Haiku?
A French Haiku follows four rules.
- It is a poem of 3 lines
- The first 2 lines are each less than 12 syllables
- The final line is exactly 12 syllables
- The final line is broken up into two parts by a pause, typically, but not exclusively, denoted by a period, comma, or dash.
Example poem by Corey Bryan
Each morning I stroll through (6 syllables)
the park. The air feels crisp and cool. (8 syllables)
I walk into the coffee shop and say, “Howdy.” (12 syllables)
Example poem by Sam Kilkenny
I call her over Zoom (6 syllables)
Our first digital date. (6 syllables)
Her webcam’s not working. What is even the point? (12 syllables)