This tool generates, or splices, a haiku (or a tanka) by randomly picking three (or five) lines from either the English haiku and tanka, the French haiku and tanka, or the German haiku and tanka that I’ve written and published on gridelin.

Many people think of haiku as having three lines with five, seven, and five syllables respectively (followed by two lines of seven syllables each in the case of tanka), so there’s an option to create a haiku that that has a 5-7-5 syllable pattern, or a tanka with a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable pattern.

Read more about this app.

Choose a language:

Choose a poetry form:

Syllable strictness: