What are the 3 essential characteristics of English haiku?
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  • Colin Blundell - 3 months ago

    Where have I been all these years? !!

    For me 'Zen' covers most of the other possible choices: moment, lightness, omission, brevity, presence, ordinary language, awe...

  • Tito - 10 months ago

    Here is a review of the results as at March 2019:
    https://hailhaiku.wordpress.com/2019/03/10/poll-chief-characteristics-of-english-haiku-mar-2019-update/

  • Tito - 10 years ago

    Why three?
    Because the common perception is that Japanese haiku is defined by 1) its form of 5-7-5 Japanese letters, 2) traditional inclusion of a seasonal reference, and 3) a break or emotional pause (kire) to trigger the reader's imagination. What might be the corresponding three key features of our still-evolving English haiku, I wonder?

  • tito - 10 years ago

    Please choose only three characteristics; and only submit once! Thanks for your kind cooperation.

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