Zoic: Five Haikus About Writing Haikus


On the 5-7-5 syllabic structure of the haiku
It can be hard to
Find the exact sequence of
Words that fit in it

On the things which make a haiku a haiku, properly-so-called
Haikus are supposed
To be about nature. So
Then what is this poem?

On what to watch out for as you write haikus
If you do not plan
Your haiku then you might be
Cut off right at the

On workarounds w/r/t the formal limitations of the haiku
The humble hyphen
Is capable of destroy-
ing the haiku rules

On the work of haikus in the age of mechanical reproduction
Haikus can be made
Very efficiently, so
They come in handy