On the 11th day of February, Stephen Shirley said to me:
> I can't remember the rules, does that count as a haiku?
nope... the syllables/line pattern for that particular one was 4-4-5 -
to be a haiku, it has to be 5-7-5. Actually, that is what is generally
accepted as a haiku, but IIRC there are differing rules for English and
Japanese - the Japanese being 5-7-5 and the English being something else.
There's another name for English poetry in the 5-7-5 form, but I can't
remember it since I'm not a Japanese poetry geek.
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