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hAIku: AI Generated Poetry

hAIku

Take a moment to celebrate the beauty of the natural world by reading or writing a haiku. Not feeling inspired? No problem! Just use the form below to have Da Vinci, an artificial intelligence engine created by OpenAI, compose a haiku on the science or nature topic of your choice. And be sure to share your creations in the comments section below!

FAQ

What’s a haiku?

“A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression.” (Academy of American Poets)

Where can I read some haiku?

For starters, try “10 Vivid Haikus to Leave you Breathless” or “Examples of Haiku Poems: Traditional and Modern.”

How do I write a haiku?

Masterclass.com: “How to Write a Haiku in 4 Easy Steps.”

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Kim
Kim
2 years ago

decarbonization

The process of decarbonization
A necessary step to halt climate change
We must all do our part

Da Vinci

Decarbonization: An Animated Graphic

Kim
Kim
2 years ago

the Columbia College Hawk Cam

See the hawk through
the lens of a camera
Eagle-eyed and ever watchful

Da Vinci

Columbia College Hawk Cam Live Stream

Whitney Vaughn
Whitney Vaughn
2 years ago

This was fun, and interesting.

Sherrye
Sherrye
1 year ago

Coastal resilience
The ocean’s waves
wash over the shoreline
and back again
Da Vinci

Gautham
Gautham
1 year ago

asdf
The keyboard is my canvas
My fingers are my brush
Asdf is my art

Polina Lobanova
Polina Lobanova
1 year ago

does pigeon drink tea
Does the pigeon drink tea?
This we may never know.
But it’s a fun thing to speculate.

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

terminator uprising

A rise of terminators In the future,
We will all be dead
Skynet has won

-Da Vinci

cja
cja
1 year ago

doesnt make haikus?

Joy
Joy
1 year ago

Vote Green

Vote for the environment
Make your voice count
Protect our planet

Da Vinci

Beautiful!

Joy
Joy
1 year ago

Plankton

I am Plankton,
King of the sea.
I will never let you go.

Da Vinci

How absolutely bizarre! Was the AI thinking about Spongebob?

Moller
Moller
1 year ago

privacy policies

Your privacy is important to us
We will never share your information
With anyone else

Da Vinci

Cabbie
Cabbie
1 year ago

Schengen

The Schengen Agreement
Freedom of movement for all
A single borderless Europe

Lois
Lois
1 year ago

Fat cats

They’re lazy and love to eat
But they sure are cute when they purr

Da Vinci

John
John
1 year ago

Innovation breathes
New life into the old
The mortality of Tradition

Da Vinci

Betsy Coast
Betsy Coast
1 year ago

Pi

A transcendental number
That goes on forever and ever
3.141592653589

Da Vinci

Xel
Xel
1 year ago

Flyting
A battle of words
Competition of insults
For one’s honor
Da Vinci

b welsh
b welsh
1 year ago

I write a lot of haiku. Some of these were quite good. Thank you

Jms
Jms
1 year ago

I cannot seem to get
the seventeen syllables
right every time

Da Vinci

Enrico
Enrico
1 year ago

Reusing, is better than recycling, It’s an instant conservation that delays to adding up to waste. Whether a jar, a plastic bottle, a paper bag: just reuse it one more time and feel good about it.

Ash
Ash
1 year ago

school
I don’t want to go
I don’t want to go
I don’t want to go
-Da Vinci
I must agree

sass
sass
11 months ago

Agender

Agender,
No gender,
All genders.


Conceptually on point but 3-3-3?

Last edited 11 months ago by sass
sass
sass
11 months ago

Genderfree

People can be whoever they want
Free from the constraints of gender
A world of limitless potential


Love this too but wish it fit the traditional haiku syllabic structure

Last edited 11 months ago by sass
Ant Macari
Ant Macari
10 months ago

Most of these are senryu. A natural subject is what defines haiku not a mere conformity to structure. It’s is the crystallisation of a moment as sensed by a transient entity. Delivered without opinion. Unselfconsciousness by both the writer and reader is vital in a haiku that resonates… see Keneth Yasuda

Hor
Hor
10 months ago

Haiku Title: The Flame of Connection

Bible Verse: Hebrews 10:24

A flame that burns bright, (5)
The spark of connection’s light, (7)
Encouragement’s might. (5)

I prefer this.

Hor
Hor
Reply to  Hor
7 months ago

Acrostic: Summer
S unny days abound, as summer’s warmth unfurls,
U nleashing vibrant hues, a tapestry of pearls.
M ellow breezes whisper secrets through the air,
M agical moments linger, without a single care.
E ager laughter fills the days, from dawn ’til dusk,
R adiant sunbeams dance, turning moments to musk.

I want u to write 6 lines to follow “summer” acrostic.

Last edited 7 months ago by Hor
lilith
2 months ago

I made one that describes my cat

a fat mean cat named squeak
Squeak, big and plump cat,
Mean whispers from your fat paws,
Blending spite with chub.

Last edited 2 months ago by lilith
lilith
1 month ago

Taylor swift and Travis kelce love
A pop star’s heartstrings
In the arms of a footballer
Love conquers all realms

Emily Odza
Emily Odza
13 days ago

(I read that it dropped 9 degrees during the eclipse in Maine 🙂 )
“9 degrees colder eclipse breeze”
Chill runs through my bones
Eclipse casts a shadowed hue
Breeze whispers goodbye
Da Vinci