Karl vom Dorff <karl@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: ... > (How did a leaf get picked anyways?? That would > make a good FAQ lol). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku " While traditional hokku/haiku focused on nature and the place of humans in nature, modern haiku poets often consider any subject matter suitable, whether related to nature, an urban setting, or even a technological context. While old hokku avoided some topics such as romance, sex, and overt violence, contemporary haiku often deal specifically with such themes. Traditional hokku/haiku required a long period of learning and maturing, but contemporary haiku is often (and mistakenly) regarded as an "instant" form of brief verse that can be written by anyone, from schoolchildren to professionals. Many writers of modern haiku stay faithful to the standards of old hokku, however some other contemporary haiku poets have dropped such standards, emphasizing personal freedom and pursuing ongoing exploration in both form and subject matter. " So, how about some violence to complement the leaves? ;) (The sex component would be banal. Just look at any screenshot collection. A little romance, now that might be interesting.) /Jonas Sundström.