Burger #213 – Haiku


“Ku ku” for burgers…

Here’s a burger haiku in the shape of a burger.  The haiku is a popular kind of Japanese poetry and is an elegant art form.  I’m sure we all have written a haiku or two during our days in school, and here is some more information on them:

From “HAIKU for PEOPLE”:

“Haiku is one of the most important form of traditional Japanese poetry. Haiku is, today, a 17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Since early days, there has been confusion between the three related terms Haiku, Hokku and Haikai. The term hokku literally means “starting verse”, and was the first starting link of a much longer chain of verses known as haika. Because the hokku set the tone for the rest of the poetic chain, it enjoyed a privileged position in haikai poetry, and it was not uncommon for a poet to compose a hokku by itself without following up with the rest of the chain.”

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