Crafting Syllabic Poetry

Haiku vs. zappai

Let's do a refresher on haiku and zappai: Some of what I’m seeing lately is called zappai, or pseudo-haiku, which is not truly haiku. Just because a poem has three lines and twelve to seventeen syllables, doesn’t make it a haiku. If your poem does not feature a season word, it’s not a haiku. It’s haiku-like or… Continue reading Haiku vs. zappai