In school I was taught that haiku should be thought of as a riddle.
A vague description is given and you must figure out what it's about
Haiku for those who don't know are super easy, beautiful and fun. Here's the setup
Line 1. 5 syllables
Line 2. 7 syllables
Line 3. 5 syllables
A silver dancer
Sings her warning, spins, destroys
In her wake, lies naught
Can anyone tell me what this is about?
(answered by foxbunny) Tornado
UPDATE: upon further research, haiku don't have to be riddles but must be written about one simple subject which leads many to treat them as riddles.
There are apparently lots of haiku about animals which after the poem state "what am I?"
Feel free to share any haiku you've written though or make a new one!
It's all fur fun anyway
Edited by Tigris Umbrae, 21 November 2014 - 05:58 AM.