A velvet fist in an iron glove.
My friend claims to have created this haiku. I am doubtful.
My friend made it. I was sitting right next to him and gave suggestions :P
BullshitIt's the most known haiku in the world.
It's very funny, but not sure I'd want to read it several hundred times like a bone fide haiku.I do like it, but anyone who says Haikus [sic] or haikus [sic] will not probably be into haiku. Haiku is singular and plural in Japanese, just as sheep is in English. Now it would be funny if everyone here insisted on writing and saying sheeps [sic] for the rest of the year. ;-)And don't get me started on the urban myth that any old thing, however bad, is haiku (or haikus [sic]) if done in seventeen syllables. The Japanese language doesn't have alphabet and syllable systems, and are read out in 3-6 seconds flat with kire; kireji; and often kigo.snowingthrough the blizzardparticles of meAlan SummersCompetition winner for international Haiku Calendar.On exceptions it's possible to do a seventeen syllable English-language haiku, but only rarely e.g.another hot daya leaking water pipe stoppedby the jackdaw’s beakAlan SummersAward credits:Honourable Mention, 14th Mainichi Haiku Contest (Japan, 2010)I could still successfully edit it down to a normal haiku e.g.another hot daythe jackdaw’s beakstops a leak Most haiku are 10-12 syllables to compare with the shortness and brevity of a 17-on Japanese haiku."on" is a system to count units in the Japanese language systems.Here's a fun senryu which are like haiku in shortness, but don't usually contain kigo or kire, or kireji:unsettlingmy wife's face exercisesin the train carriageAlan SummersPublications credits: 3Lights Issue 1 (Winter 2010)
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