From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- A Japanese poem of a specific form, consisting of three lines, the first and last consisting of five morae, and the second consisting of seven morae, usually with an emphasis on the season or a naturalistic theme.
- A three-line poem in any language, with five syllables in the first and last lines and seven syllables in the second, usually with an emphasis on the season or a naturalistic theme.
- Haiku, a poem
- five beats, then seven, then five
- ends as it began.
- A short poem in the style of a translation of a Japanese haiku.
A senryū is a short humorous poem that is similar to the haiku.