42 thoughts on “Rain Dragon Haiku

    • Becka, I always enjoy your comments, thanks! Ooo, what a great latin name. Almost Anti-rhinos, what a wonderful plant to be able to ward off a rhino! Okay, I’m being frivolous, but it suits me. LOL Cheers, Brenda

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    • Kate, Our vacation has certainly been a nice break from all the constant work of winter. More snow due after we get back. What a winter!! My son commented that we picked the right winter to escape to Florida. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Cheers, Brenda

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  1. Just wondering about the last sentence and the syllables, is there something that I am not understanding in the rules? I have read that there are more intricate rules, so perhaps you could explain them to me. My blog is haiku only, so i just wondered if you could enlighten me. Thanks. I love your haiku!!

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    • I’m not sure I understand the question. Do you mean that my haiku is not a strict 5/7/5? I have been reading more about haiku lately, and many believe the syllable count to be more of a maximum amount and less of a requirement to be exact because the original Japanese form doesn’t translate into syllables. Thanks for the comment and question. I hope I answered it. 🙂

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        • I think the theory is that the superfluous words are counter to the ideal of the haiku, which is simple and spare and arresting. I’ve even seen haiku of 5 syllables. The stopping moment seems more important. I wouldn’t say I’m an expert, though. 🙂

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          • Yes I agree with the explanation and understanding. I just thought that there were rigid rules to follow. In fact I have been called out by other writers for not getting my syllable count right. So I was just wondering if you knew some rules that I did not. Thanks. 🙂

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