An introductory module to the study of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey, commonly known as the Lakes Poets.
Haiku is a very old and important poetry form that originated in Japan hundreds of years ago. It used to be called hokku. At the end of the 19th century, a poet named Masaoka Shiki was so influential that when he dubbed the poetry form haiku, the name stuck!
This brief lesson will take about 30 minutes. It is intended to give a brief introduction to traditional haiku.