[Post edited 12/17.]Â Since this haiku chain launched itself before I had a chance to lay groundwork, I thought I’d backtrack and provide some perhaps useful information.
A haiku is a classical Japanese poetical form, usually 17 syllables all in a single line in Japanese, but I understand that there are longer and shorter forms.Â In English, haiku usually take the form of one short line of 5 syllables, a long line of 7 syllables, and a short line of 5 syllables.Â I’ve misplaced all my haiku notes, but you can find out more here or here.
Here’s my beginning haiku:
Colorful beads drape
Desert grasses–frost parsing
Lightâ€™s long white sentence.