This is what confuses me a little. The most famous Haiku in the world has this continuous thought in it. It tells a story. Unless I miss the point in it.

Old pond

frogs jumped in

sound of water.

松尾 芭蕉 Matsuo Bashou

Another advice I read somewhere else was that the essence of a Haiku lies in conflict. The first and last line are supposed to show some sort of contradiction or opposition.

A world of dew,

And within every dewdrop

A world of struggle.

小林 一茶 Kobayashi Issa

I guess here it’s in the difference between a world of dew (peace, harmony, beauty) and the world of struggle (uproar, conflict, distress). But I don’t feel like I could draw such a clear line in every “Haiku” I write.

I sometimes struggle with that. I just try to tell a meaningful little story that gives food for thought, follow a strict 5–7–5 order and then call it a Haiku.

That’s good enough for me 😊

Maybe I should call my Haiku 落書き instead 😂 (hasty scribble)

Thanks for the article, interesting to see another side of the story.

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