Haiku #100

So many little~
mosquitoes hungry for blood~
Japanese summer.

Wow! This is haiku #100 to be published at A Thousand Miles from Kansas! Haiku are traditionally written and published without a specific or creative title and are usually numbered or have the first line as the title. My first twenty-one haiku were titled with the vague, general essence of the poem. I began numbering them at haiku number twenty-two. I started this blog November 4, 2018 and today I published haiku 100. I wonder how long it will take to reach haiku number 200? Time will tell! Thank you for visiting A Thousand Miles from Kansas!

Japanese summer must haves: insect repellent, citronella torch, and a bluetooth speaker! Misawa, Japan. August 2020.

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  1. I m not that smart can u explain in very plain English?


    • Yes. A haiku is a traditional Japanese form of poetry that consists of three lines with a specific number of syllables in each line: line one has 5 syllables, line two has 7 syllables, and line three has 5 syllables. Haiku are usually about nature or a philosophical train of thought. And they are usually untitled. Hope this helps. Thanks for reading!


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