Haiku Poems Haiku poems are Japanese and contain only 3 lines. The poems are used to paint a picture in the readers mind. Each line has a certain number of syllables. The first line of every haiku has 5 syllables The second contains 7 syllables. The final line contains 5 syllables. This forms a 5,7,5 pattern. This type of poetry doesn’t need to rhyme! Summer’s gone The leaves fell slowly The leaves fell slow-ly To the unforgiving ground To the un-for-giv-ing ground Too soon – summer’s gone! Too soon – sum-mer’s gone! Old Green Grasshopper! Green and speckled legs Gently plays the violin Jumping everywhere He is very wise Hopping madly everywhere Wearing big long pants Beaches by Kaitlyn Guenther Sand scatters the beach Waves crash on the sandy shore Blue water shimmers Easter Chocolate Haiku by Kaitlyn Guenther Easter bunny hides Easter eggs are out of sight Kids look everywhere Now make your own!! Pick a character from the story. Write a haiku about the character you picked.