Haiku, or hokku, is a Japanese lyric form which presents a vivid picture
and presents the poet's impression, often with suggestions of
spiritual insight. The traditional haiku is three lines long:
the first of five syllables, the second of seven, and the third
From the Guide to Literary Terms by Jack Lynch.
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