No, you're not writing haikus

A haiku does not mean
Seventeen syllables
No other constraints

I just always check
If it scans to the tune of
Moonlight in Vermont.

:smiley:

Polycarp:

It does in English.
The rules are much more complex
For Japanese lit.

From my reading about Basho, a haiku is meant to be about an environment, isn’t it?

The old pond
A frog leaps
Plop.

Not as far as I’ve know. It’s meant to be focused on a particular emotion. Just to prove how different and rebellious I am, I will not include a haiku in this post.

Here we go - from Wiki-P

I would agree with
Dr. Drake. Polycarp thinks
S/He’s smarter than “us”.

I shall not argue further.
Drake’s descriptivism wins out.
Sad-eyed, I slink away.

Fight poetic battles
With Eddy Teddy Freddy.
I shall not disturb you.

There once was a carper named Poly,
who wrote haikus on a trolley
<*** Error: Syllable Limit Exceeded ***>

Chubby Hubby, Bo-
vinity Divinity,
and Chunky Monkey

But anyone could
just bang out a bunch of words
and put them in lines.

There’s a vile old man
Of Japan, who roars at whores
“Where’s your bloody fan?”

To fully comform,
A seasonal reference:
Fuck you, wintertime!

I wrote a haiku
That controverts the O.P.
But I eated it. :frowning:

First five syllables,
Then seven, then five again.
Blah blah fucking blah.

You eated Haiku?
Winter kitten looks skywards
With huge sad blue eyes.

ha ha
HAIKU!!
pardon me,
I have a cold

Teh eated haiku
Makes wind in teh froze flat place
I can has summer?

Can not has summer.
Maybe can has cheezeburger?
This too is denied.

My dearest Summer,
please slip on some winter ice
and have a nice fall.