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Haiku Works Like This

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 haiku works like this
five in the first and the last
seven the middle

already I’ve managed to confuse.. but in answer to A Sharma’s request for an explanation of Haiku here goes… ..

HAIKU IS AN ANCIENT CHINESE VERSE FORM
CONSISTING OF 3 LINES..

with 5 syllables in the first line
7 syllables in the second line
and 5 syllables in the third.

you can use less syllables but when you use more you’re cheating (ie going over the number of syllables allowed! I was taken to task by an expert a few years back on this site for too many syllables, .in poems I’d written assuming they conformed to Haiku..If we are going to do this properly then I suppose it means correcting people (!?) god forbid..how will our egos handle it ?.. “oops this is wrong”..but let’s give it a go..if you go over.. we’ll return them gently… and ask you or suggest some changes that fit ..TITLES are also cheating..IF YOU ADD IN OTHER WORDS!!!

TRY TO USE A WORD OR LINE FROM THE FINISHED HAIKU..
.without adding in more information ..get it?

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/haiku-works-like-this/