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Old November 22 2009, 10:16 PM   #33
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Re: Trek Haiku, Could you write poetry about star trek, I had to.

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Time and space ---
undiscovered countries;
final frontiers.
5-7-5, not 3-6-4. Nice sentiment, but not haiku.
It is, actually. Traditionally, haiku counts sound units - moras - rather than syllables. A mora, so far as haiku is concerned, is counted for each syllable nucleus (generally the vowel sound), and for each syllable coda (other elements after the nucleus) in a stressed syllable (e.g., Nippon, the Japanese name for Japan, has four mora: ni-p-po-n).
Ad majorem futuri gloriam.

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