A Haiku is a structured unrhymed 17 syllable poem of Japanese origin that usually has a seasonal reference.

The structure is:

Line 1 - 5 syllables

Line 2 - 7 syllables

Line 3 - 5 syllables

4 Haiku verses representing each of the seasons


Wonderful blossoms

And lemon scented perfume

Cover the dark limbs


Green leaves provide shade

Shielding the heat of the day

From life underneath


Colour changing leaves

Form a delightful display

Then fall to the ground


Skeletal branches

Silhouetting the skyline

Bending with the breeze 

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