On 5/28/06, Miguel Zúñiga <mzuniga@xxxxxxx> wrote:
There is some debate about this. It is difficult to transcribe something that has occurred in Japanese to English completely. Even Basho did not always write in 5 - 7 - 5 syllable framework.
And even so, haiku is more than just the supposedly "correct" syllabic framework.
The average man, Will best recognize haiku, if it follows rules.