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  1. Elayne Riggs says:

    On the other handO'Neil must be some artist toHave his entire style banned!

  2. mike baron says:

    Technically not a haiku, Elayne. Now scope this beauty I penned to my dog:He uses his headTo eviscerate and shredHis handle is Fred

  3. Marilee J. Layman says:

    Technically, none of those are haiku. Charlie's and mike's have the right number of syllables, but haikus have a reference to a season and more than one meaning. I think those are probably haigerol.(BTW, mike, is your name normally all lower case, like mike weber's, or would you prefer I cap it when I mention you like this?)

    • Charlie Meyerson says:

      Marilee, your definition is certainly a classic one, but the simple 5-7-5 structure is enough, these days, to justify use of the classification "haiku." Here's Wikipedia on the subject:…In this case, by the way, the word "margins" does have more than one meaning: (1) Strong editing, or rules by which to play; and (in the case of some of those text pieces in "Dossier") white space around the text.That said, I'm certainly open to re-labeling these things. Hey, Mike Gold, do these look "haikuish" to you?

      • Marilee J. Layman says:

        I spend a lot of time on a blog where comments are often in classic poetry forms, like haiku, vilanelles, sestinas, and such. It's sort of a fannish (SFF) blog, so people correct to be polite. So I see a lot of proper classic forms. (And while haiku may be something I'd trust wikipedia on, there are lots of areas where it's unreliable.)