I have agreed that some form must be maintained until these last few weeks. And even now, I usually try to work within the 3-5-3 stress count. Most of the haiku I quoted in the first post, and most haiku in English seem to have abandoned all pretense of form. I believe Van den Heuvel calls it liberated haiku. They are, perhaps, not poems at all really, just poetic lines. Some of it not even that. Some is something of a visual joke though perhaps meant seriously. Van den Heuvel printed the word tundra in the middle of a page and called it a haiku. That's too much for me. I have seen a few other one word haiku as well. They were not memorable.
Mine is the one about the cow.
The solitary sparrows are out of Proust.
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