Previous post highlights fun of using a few words. So what
happened to the haiku “rule” of 5-7-5 syllables in three lines?
This “rule” came from attempts to follow Japanese form of
5-7-5 sounds of their language vs syllables in English.
Using 17 syllables in English often results in using word
the, a or elongating words unnecessarily. E.g. 17 vs 12 syllables:
reading in winter winter reading
no need to turn the pages no turning pages
i am watching clouds watching clouds