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Old 27-04-2019, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Realm Ki
Trying to rewrite a short poem I just posted:

Floating now
Hands in cherry blossom trees
Ground never leaves me.

(Oh now I got confused by the japanes way of counting 'word sounds' rather than syllables... Fe-lo-ting Ne-ow... - and counted that way ONLY in the first line, hahah oh fun and random, sorry)

Japanese Haiku counts `on' sound, which is somewhat equivalent to syllables in English.
They use 5-7-5 rules with 'on' sound.
Nonetheless, we are talking about two extremely different languages.

Btw, I know nothing about Japanese except how to say Thank you.
But I trust Google search.
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