…Well, after a fashion. I don’t write in the traditional Japanese style, which consist of 17 on, which can be translated as syllable, but are actually sound units. A Japanese Haiku can have more or less than 17 syllables, but will (mostly) have 17 on. (Source is Wikipedia. Blame them if I’m wrong!)
I also don’t write strictly in the English style. English Haikus don’t have to have 17 syllables (typical length is 10 – 14. Again, check the Wiki!), but mine do. And I don’t just stick to nature and seasons. I have written movie synopsis Haikus!
This one is about…
Time passes slowly
In the realm of the stopped clock –
The last tick has tocked.
Jamie F. Leader
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