Language Is A Virus

Interactive Haiku Generator

Enter your words in the field below and click the 'Generate Haiku' button. Your words will be randomly inserted into haiku templates created from famous haiku.

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About Haiku

  • The essence of haiku is the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a "cutting word" between them (a word that signals the seperation and relation between the two images or ideas.
  • Traditional haiku consists of 17 "on" or "morae", in 3 phrases of 5, 7, and 5.
  • Haiku are often erronously stated to have 17 syllables, but this is inaccurate as syllables and "on" are not the same.
  • Modern Japanese haiku are increasingly unlikely to follow the 17 "on" tradition.
  • (paraphrased from Wikipedia)