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Peter A. Crowther Male, 14, United Kingdom (3/25/2005 6:00:00 PM)

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I don't think his poems are strictly haiku. I always understood haiku to be three line poems with the syllable count: 5,7,5. Some of the japanese ones, by e.g. Basho and Issa are gorgeous just capturing the emotion of a single moment.

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  • Mary Nagy (3/25/2005 7:37:00 PM) Post reply

    Yeah, I agree that some are good...although they do lack the 5,7,5, structure of an actual haiku....He calls them Haiku///not me. Mary

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