If Kerouac's haikus were 17 syllables, they would be less meaningful. Part of the beats' deal is that they were calling all of literary tradition into question. I'd be disappointed if he just followed the rules. I don't understand why we would even want to be form police for this kind of writing. Just let it be what it is, man.
It's an absolute nonsense in the name of haiku. A haiku contains 17 syllables while it has only 7. The structure is not correct.
I'm surprised at the wit of people how it got 31 votes and also occupied a place in top 500 poems. It should be removed at once.
The American Haiku is not exactly the Japanese
Haiku. The Japanese Haiku is strictly disciplined
to seventeen syllables but since the language
structure is different I don't think American
Haikus (short three-line poems intended to be
completely packed with Void of Whole) should worry
about syllables because American speech is
something again...bursting to pop.
Above all, a Haiku must be very simple and free
of all poetic trickery and make a little picture
and yet be as airy and graceful as a Vivaldi