Lonely Hearts Haiku

A blog post by Albert Semple

4 Dec 2022

So Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry consisting of three lines:

There don't appear to be any rules on stress patterns or on rhyme, so it feels like something is missing for me — just 17 syllables divided across 3 lines in 5/7/5 syllable pattern.

Maybe the Japanese language lends something to the pattern that is lost in English, but they seem kind of pointless to me. Anyway, here is my attempt — don't expect any more!

Lonely poet seeks
Girl with three syllable name
To complete haiku.
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