Share Haiku – for Android™

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Click here for tips on writing English haiku.

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Writing haiku poetry is a fun way to increase creative thought and exercise your brain. The Share Haiku application encourages users to create haiku poetry in English and share it with others around the world.

Users can view haiku shared by others and rate them according to personal taste and conformance to the rules of writing haiku.  Traditional Japanese haiku was generally restricted to topics or themes based on nature.  The popularity of haiku written in English however, has opened doors to poetry expressing many other topics or themes. The Share Haiku application now allows authors to select from 30 different topics when sharing a poem.

The rules for writing haiku is simple (a good place to start for children and beginners) or more advanced writers may wish to use more complex rules to increase the difficulty of the creative process. Share Haiku will allow all these forms of expression but every poem should stick to some very simple guidelines.

Simple Guidelines For Creating Share Haiku Poetry

  • Every poem should be written in the English language.
  • Haiku poems must contain no more than 17 syllables.
  • Haiku must contain 3 lines.
  • The first line must contain no more than 5 syllables.
  • The second line must contain no more than 7 syllables.
  • The third line must contain no more than 5 syllables.
  • Haiku poems do not have to rhyme.
  • Share Haiku poetry must have a topic.

So that’s it! If you are interested in learning about more complex forms of writing haiku, see the information available at Tips For Writing English Haiku. I hope writing haiku in English will be educational and useful to all students of the English language.

More About Share Haiku

Create haiku screen
Create haiku screen

The Share Haiku application gives users an opportunity to create original poems in proper themes and share them with the rest of the world. Original thoughts are strongly encouraged but sharing a good thought by well-known authors is permitted as well. Just be sure to give the author proper credit!

Spam, bad language and bad poetry is not allowed. The Author field should contain proper names and may include a location if you wish to distinguish yourself. Example: John Smith (Miami, FL)

Share Haiku View Screen
Share Haiku View Screen

The View screen displays the most recently shared poetry and may be sorted by theme and popularity.  Users can vote on a thought by tapping on the rating stars. Each star represents a rank.

Ban | Don’t Like | OK | Like | Really Like

Users can vote on a poem once but are not allowed to vote on their own poems. Users can help police undesirable posts by tapping the Ban star. (The first star) This action will prevent the post from being viewed.

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