Haiku (The Taste...) Poem by Jack Kerouac

Haiku (The Taste...)

Rating: 3.7

The taste
of rain
—Why kneel?

Mohammad Akmal Nazir 16 July 2011

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.

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Earl Grey 08 October 2015

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 Pastorella. Jack Kerouac

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chegg 05 December 2017

this isnt a hiaku i am deeply offended and telling my mom

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King Alfred 15 December 2017

tell her your faking and that this poem is so good and great.: -)

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Savanna3 08 November 2021

I think poems like these are great. They teach you to respect nature and to be grateful. Pls share.

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Britte Ninad 19 November 2019

greatly crafted ///awesome

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Mahtab Bangalee 28 June 2018

Tear or taste of rain Crawling into veins of heart Ocean or saline

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peepeehunter 05 June 2018

peepee S U C C esketit

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hehe 04 March 2022

the username hits diff

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Jack Kerouac

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