Essential Characteristics of Haiku
Dear Icebox contributors and readers,
You are invited to take part in a poll (displayed in the righthand side-bar below the ‘Blogroll’ links) on what you feel to be the three DEFINITIVE characteristics of haiku in English – or at least what they should be! Choose only three from the list, please. The system does not allow the same person to vote more than once, by the way. After voting, whenever you click ‘View Results’ at the bottom of the poll, you will be able to see the number/percentage of votes cast for each category as they build up. Divide by 3 to get the number of voters so far.
I put the same poll up on the British Haiku Society’s online forum site a while back, and have so far attracted about 60 votes (20 people) over there. Once we have collected a worthwhile number of votes here, I intend to begin a dialogue on both sites. Where do you stand? It is a hard choice!
Tito, in Kyoto, at Doll’s Festival (3.3.11)