a haiku Posted on September 1, 2011 by nanette wind rain stimulates dependent on systems and we thought it wild
makes me think of pictures…
Especially love that last line. Hurricane Irene in Vermont, just doing what she does.
Always thought the middle line of Haiku is 7 syllables. Pattern of 5-7-5. Could be fixed with “dependent upon systems”. Just sayin’. 😉
The 5 7 5 rule is a simplified Western version of haiku. Eastern sensibilities are much more focused on the way the content is laid out. Also Japanese is a very different linguistic system than English. I guess English speakers were trying to make a rule out of what they interpreted was a Japanese rule for haiku. The purist balk at the 5 7 5, and I have been trying to unlearn it, but hardly an expert on understanding the intricacies of this sport. Jane Reichhold is an expert, though, and has a great website and some books on the subject. http://www.ahapoetry.com/haiku.htm