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26th Sep 2013, 12:00 AM

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C. Glen Williams 26th Sep 2013, 2:41 PM edit delete

Here's a fun fact that may completely contradict what you learned in school: the classic form of Haiku is not five syllables, seven syllables, and then five syllables. This rigid structure is actually a Western invention that was imposed upon the Eastern poetry form by Europeans and Americans who prefer their poetry to meet arbitrary standards. The actual form of haiku is a short poem of brief lines concerning the natural world.

But that 5-7-5 jazz can sure fill up a notebook, can't it?

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