A traditional haiku is 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables — as you already knew.

A Milk Carton Haiku was created by the editors of NCiR’ and is 4 syllables, 5 syllables, 4 syllables. The pictures of the missing syllables can be seen on Milk Cartons, and none have ever been found. Sometimes, the topic of a Milk Carton Haiku is something over which milk can be poured, like cereal!

A Nonsense Haiku (sponsored by Haiku Hub) uses the traditional form, but the poet’s meaning is likely to be lost in the nonsense! 😜

Engaged citizen, poet, musician, humorist, family man. I value irreverence, soulfulness, and a big heart. Offering insight, introspection, shock & aw shucks!

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