Haiku (Birds Singing...) Poem by Jack Kerouac

Haiku (Birds Singing...)

Rating: 3.4

Birds singing
in the dark
—Rainy dawn.

Mohammad Akmal Nazir 24 July 2011

A haiku contains 17 syllables in just 3 lines. The first two lines contain 10 syllables(5 each) and the third one contains 7. The poem doesn't meet the criteria of a haiku. Therefore it shouldn't be called a haiku. It may be an expression composed well.

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Colleen Courtney 29 April 2014

Love haiku's, so short, simple and sweet!

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Anyone who sticks to the 5-7-5 syllable rule knows nothing or is outmoded. Even the haiku of Basho when translated in English ignore the rule. Modern haiku could be 1 or 21 syllables.

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M Asim Nehal 02 November 2016

Great imagery and nice haiku,

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Richard Wlodarski 10 January 2017

Kerouac and Ginsberg On the road New generation

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dog 26 March 2021

this poem is

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justin 27 January 2021

dude you're dog water

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Aamena 05 January 2021

This gave me the best work ever it really helped thanks a lot matey

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bird bird bird bird bird bird bird bird bird bird bird

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Britte Ninad 19 November 2019

great craftsman the Jack Kerouac

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Jack Kerouac

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