5-7-5

This is the main lesson of haiku. When we compose a haiku we are saying, “It is hard to tell you how I am feeling. Perhaps if I share with you the event that made me aware of those feelings you will have similar feelings of your own.”
-William Higginson, The Haiku Handbook

So, in other words:

In these 17
syllables I try to say
what I cannot say

One Response to 5-7-5

  1. Shawn says:

    Living in Vancou
    versus living in Cali.
    I say, “Dancer go.”

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