Kerstin, a true haiku is a three-line poem in which there are 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third — 5/7/5.

Traditional Japanese haiku poems were about nature, but these days, people use the form to write about everything.

HOWEVER, an American haiku, which this poem is, is a rebellious form of poetry that doesn’t conform to the 5/7/5 structure. The 5/7/5 structure doesn’t work as well with English as it does Japanese, so the American Haiku was created to maintain the 3 line form but be more flexible on the syllables per line.

With both forms of haikus, you can create several and string them together to make a longer poem (a series), but each verse should have only 3 lines.

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