A haiku’s last line
should hit us as a surprise.

Nope. Can’t think of one.


  1. The Shadow says:

    I was quite surprised!
    Dr. Boli strikes again!
    Curses, I say! Foiled!

  2. tom says:

    “There was a young man from Nantucket” was in fact a haiku before being translated into English. Little-known fact.

  3. Occasional Correspondent says:

    For those of us who can remember when Koo Stark was the girlfriend of Prince Andrew:

    If Andrew said,
          “Hi, Koo!”
    would that qualify as a two-syllable hai,ku?

    Seems to me it would but I don’t sense broad agreement . . .

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