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Analysis and comments on Haiku by Jack Kerouac

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Comment 8 of 58, added on March 24th, 2012 at 7:23 PM.
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The poem lenght is based on one breath. The Ku is a vivid image that stays
with you as a take away. No formula. It is written as experience ... not
manipulated into some approved academic style.

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Comment 7 of 58, added on March 20th, 2012 at 5:47 PM.
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Comment 5 of 58, added on March 7th, 2012 at 4:25 PM.
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Comment 4 of 58, added on December 19th, 2009 at 8:18 PM.
Haiku

While I do agree that American haiku does not have to follow a 5/7/5
syllable pattern because one must allow for the conversion between
languages, some of Jack's haiku are not actually haiku but are lovely,
short poems. I have been a practicing haijin for ten years, and there is a
lot that goes into such a short poem. I am rather surprised that he coined
the term "American Haiku" when he has obviously not studied the form.

Most of what he labels haiku would not be accepted for publication in any
serious haiku journal in the states or overseas. BTW, the plural of haiku
is not haikus; it is simply haiku.

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Comment 3 of 58, added on October 2nd, 2005 at 1:54 PM.

That is why Kerouac coined the term "American Haiku". None of his haiku
followed the 5-7-5 rhythm of the Asian poets.

Daniel from United States
Comment 2 of 58, added on October 2nd, 2005 at 1:52 PM.

That is why Kerouac coined the term "American Haiku". His Haiku didn't
follow the same 5-7-5 rhythm of the Asian poets.

Daniel from United States
Comment 1 of 58, added on March 22nd, 2005 at 3:29 PM.

it is not a haiku because it does not have 3 lines 17 syllables.

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Poet: Jack Kerouac
Poem: Haiku
Volume: Book of Haiku
Year: 1968
Added: Feb 27 2003
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