SYLLABLES HAIKU

(JUST FOUND OUT IT IS NATIONAL HAIKU MONTH.  MAYBE I’M OVERREACTING, BUT THE US POETRY SPONSORS HAVE DECLARED THAT HAIKU, A TRADITIONAL JAPANESE POETIC FORM USING 5-7-5 SYLLABLES, NEED NOT APPLY!  IN FACT, IT IS AGAINST THE RULES TO USE 5-7-5.  SO WHY NOT CHANGE THE NAME FROM HAIKU TO SOMETHING ELSE?  I AM GOING TO WRITE A HAIKU A DAY AND BECAUSE I LOVE SYLLABLES, THEY WILL BE IN TRADITIONAL 5-7-5 FORM 🙂  )

Unable to sleep

I count syllables based on

Stream of consciousness…

 

(yeah, ok, maybe I’ve circumvented the true rules too!)

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