There are 17 syllables in a Haiku… maybe, maybe not – that depends on who you ask and whether or no they think that rule can be applied to English. Or if a Haiku can ever be written in English anyway… but I digress. 17 is good enough for me today. Whether or not the Haiku is good enough is a different matter. What can I say – it was forced. A blunt instrument of a Haiku, but at least it has a pivot point, an implied season, and 17 syllables. Not at least 17, or close to 17, but actually 17.
Now, what can we do for 18?