It's as easy as five, seven, five.
A haiku is a three-line poem that totals 17 syllables:
five syllables in the first line
seven syllables in the second line
five syllables in the third line.
It's actually kind of fun. In fact, one of my favorite books is written in haiku:
There on the back steps,
The eyes of a hungry dog.
Will she shut the door?
With a face and a rhyme scheme like that, who can resist?
How about I sweeten the deal? If you send me your haiku by 11:30 pm April 17, I will give you a poetry book. I'll even publish your haiku. So go for it! The glory and the poetry can be yours.