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.
haiku? sounds kinky! what is it?
FORMS IN ENGLISH HAIKU
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.