Short-Form Poetry. Haikus, Tankas, and Limericks. Haikus. Haikus are a form of Japanese poetry. Haikus have 17 syllables. The pattern is: Line 1 – 5 syllables Line 2 – 7 syllables Line 3 – 5 syllables In haikus, there is no need for rhyme. Haikus are typically about nature.
Haikus, Tankas, and Limericks