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5-7-5 Haiku

Posted to WritersAndGenres




Is there anyone else who likes writing haiku in 5-7-5 syllables besides me? It's what I prefer because it's more disciplined than free-form haiku. There's something meditative counting in syllables, almost chantlike. I don't give a rat's ass what modern haiku writers say about the 5-7-5 form. I like writing in that way, in spite of their snottiness about it. Why do modern haiku writers bash the 5-7-5 form anyway? What's up with that?