Five Seven Five
The Haiku editor

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Craft beautiful haikus with ease


What is Five Seven Five?

With its simple design, Five Seven Five is a great tool to unleash your creativity and compose haikus that follow the 5-7-5 syllable structure.

What is Haiku?

Haiku originated in Japan as a form of poetry consisting of three verses that typically explore themes related to nature and the seasons, along with the emotions they inspire. Contemporary haiku poems are composed in a variety of languages and can explore a wide range of themes.

What is the 5-7-5 structure?

A haiku poem in the 5-7-5 structure consists of three lines with a total of 17 syllables. The first line contains five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, and the third line has five syllables. The limited syllable count challenges the poet to choose words carefully and convey their message in a brief yet impactful way.

The syllable count is not a rigid rule for haiku in all languages, as some languages have different syllable patterns and may not fit the 5-7-5 structure. However, the 5-7-5 structure has become a popular form for haiku in English.

What languages does Five Seven Five support?

Different languages have different rules for counting syllables. Currently, Five Seven Five only supports English. You can compose haikus in other languages, but their syllable count won't be accurate.

How are syllables counted?

Five Seven Five uses the open source syllable library to count the haiku syllables.