Written by thewaywardalchemistFebruary 22, 2017March 30, 2018 Haiku 22:17 February 22nd: Glasses slip off nose Into the dark waste of the sea. I still need them more than he. Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Related 6 thoughts on “Haiku 22:17” 5-7-7 any specific reason for doing that? LikeLike Reply oh it’s 5-7-8! LikeLike Reply http://www.nahaiwrimo.com/home/why-no-5-7-5 So this is a fascinating article I read during the middle of the month about how 5-7-5 is actually inaccurate for an English haiku. I have been grappling with this revelation for a while now and still don’t know how to proceed with the haiku from here. So I take tentative steps by changing the last line a little bit at a time. Thanks for the notice! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I write haiku too, I was not trying to say you’re wrong in anyway for writing it like that, I was just wondering why 5-7-8 that’s the first thing. I have read many smaller haiku as well like 5-7-1 or 3-5-3 and so. I meant no offense please know that. And I’ll like you to keep at it. You can read my writing, especially my Haiku and Senryu to know I have invested some good time to this writing style. LikeLiked by 1 person No offense taken, I’m just letting you know that I was shocked and surprised when I found out. Especially since it makes so much sense. Haiku has such profound meaning and is really hard to divorce from its mother tongue. The way I learned in high school english just wasn’t cutting it anymore. So I am looking for new ways, new sounds, new methods. LikeLiked by 1 person Yeah I speak/understand Japanese as well as other 4 languages (English included). Also I’ll like to cleat it up that my poetry is posted on my other blog (link: wordsofaqua.wordpress.com) LikeLike Share the Love Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) w Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.