Torii Gate in Japan

Haiku on How Haiku Changed

American speak,
transformed structure of this art.
Devolve or evolve?

This one was inspired by a YouTube video I watched that explained how the structure of Haiku changed when the genre was adopted by American writers. The differences in Japanese & English language is why haiku doesn’t follow the original format in America. I’m game to explore both formats as I develop. Honestly I feel like the Japanese structure is more of a challenge to step up to.

Photo by Tianshu Liu on Unsplash

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