I still remember the torture of trying to come up with a haiku that would satisfy Sister Mary Frances.

Nothing I wrote seemed to be right. I didn't understand the concept of writing the three verse poem. It didn't rhyme. I didn't seem to make sense to my fifth-grade brain. AND it wasn't even American

The traditional Japanese form uses the 5-7-5 syllable count. Now that I've matured I've come to appreciate such a delicate use of language. I was inspired on my drive to work today!

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