Seems like a very nice count there,to make the point and have roomfor the rhetorical flourish. Allin 12 syll.I'm still baffled by the Boston Haiku Soc.'s assertion of 10 syllables max. Seems intensely scalped. The # of syllables in aword isn't as controlled in English.
Jim, there's a lot of argument within groups of people writing haiku. I didn't know the Boston Haiku Soc limited it to ten. You just have to look at winners in the HSA prestigious competitions to see that 10 doesn't rule, anymore than 5 7 5 as was the big rule years ago. Another war going on is kigo vs no kigo, but with the kigo list restricted to words from one area of Japan and unrelated to the life experiences of most of the rest of the world. It gets nutsy poo.
Think I'll avoid the rattling teacups and just do "short poetry"sometimes. I itch for 4 or more linesanyhow. You definitely pack a lotinto the pint. Implied backstoryis a great way for a poem to radiatepast the word count.
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