Do you Haiku?

society's_child

New Member
Was wondering if anyone here likes or writes Haiku...i've written a few myself but i'm not so sure if i've got the proper structure down pat. I could google it but I prefer to find out from someone personally. :D
 

Bottesini

Old Deaf Ranter
Premium Member
There is a comic strip called Haiku Ewe and this is an example:

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Bottesini

Old Deaf Ranter
Premium Member
haiku? sounds kinky! what is it?:hmm:

FORMS IN ENGLISH HAIKU
KEIKO IMAOKA

Japanese haiku have been traditionally composed in 5-7-5 syllables. When poets started writing English haiku in the 1950's, they adopted this 5-7-5 form, thinking it created a similar condition for English-language haiku. This style is what is generally considered "traditional" English haiku.

Over the years, however, most haiku poets in North America have become aware that 17 English syllables convey a great deal more information than 17 Japanese syllables, and have come to write haiku in fewer syllables, most often in three segments that follow a short-long-short pattern without a rigid structure.

Keiko Haiku Rules

A poem where syllables are counted and it does not need to rhyme. It just follows a pattern.
 
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