As I mentioned in my previous article, haiku poem examples, the 5-7-5 rule is not really necessary when writing traditional English haiku. The fact is 17 syllables in English carry a lot more information than 17 syllables in Japanese.
Let me show you what I mean.
A Japanese poet, writing in Japanese and using the 5-7-5 rule, could describe on the first line of his haiku something like a sunset in spring, and then the next two lines he might describe a duck taking flight from a small pond.
Now, after the conversion, since English syllables contain more bite per square inch, the English version of this haiku would contain a lot more information- maybe like there is acid rain coming down and a hunter standing nearby blows the duck to kingdom come before the duck gets 10 feet off the water.
Learning haiku can be cruel; don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Because of this exchange rate many modern English haiku poets will use a syllable rule of 2-3-2 or 3-4-3-this is called free form haiku and if you’re not careful you could get hurt, so just back away.
Too make it easy for you to learn haiku, all of my haiku poem examples are in the tried and true 5-7-5 format; besides, with my haiku I like to pack a little heat rather than being short and sweet.
As you know, I, Lou Chase Haiku master, employ the haiku language in a great deal of my everyday conversation. In my previous article on haiku poem examples you saw an argument that my wife and I had, in haiku. Here are some other occasions you can whip out some haiku;
Encouraging the kids to clean up their room
Summer weekends rock…
this hell hole of a bedroom
keeps you in the house
When asking your boss for a raise
Spring rains penetrate…
ten percent increase in pay
keeps everything dry
Soothing summer breeze…
back porch repairs require your-
Hang this haiku on your refrigerator as a motivational tool
Slim summer bodies
walk the beach-noisy seagulls…
But not your fat ass
When telling your wife her butt doesn’t look too big in those tight fitting jeans
(Take close note of this haiku poem example and use similar haikus like it quite often)
Daffodils and Spring…
they belong together like-
your butt and denim
The bottom line-haiku can be very persuasive, use it often
I hope these additional haiku poem examples encourage you to incorporate haiku more in your everyday life.