Rules Went Away
!Doorknob meteor shower:
Expecting me to refrain from reworking an initial idea at my wordsmith’s forge is like expecting Alice to refrain from following a white rabbit who looks at a watch and frets about being late, in the first few pages of Alice in Wonderland. Ain’t. Gonna. Happen.
Rules Came Back
!seen by day in a doorknob:
Like most of my haiku, Rules Came Back obeys the common rules that a haiku has 3 lines and that these lines have syllable counts 5-7-5, with no rhymes. Long after I wrote them, I noticed that both haiku here obey the rule that the initial and final lines should be interchangeable. While I hardly ever bother with this gimmicky rule, compliance just happened.
Decades before me, Santoka Taneda (1882-1940) wrote a number of 2-line haiku. None that I have seen mention any doorknobs.
– above post (on phone) or beside it (on desktop). –