The real problem here is that if this is the level of discourse you're shooting for, the limerick is the preferred form. --- The problem, then, is that if subjective worlds are experienced too differently, there occurs a breakdown in communication. -- Philip K. Dick
Late Winter, Kong says, "I do not like your haikus." Now Suibom weeps. --- "Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, and how small a whisper we hear of Him! But the thunder of His power who can understand." - Job 24:14
I love it when someone is called out for misrepresenting something else, ie Suibom's nonsense, and then blaming it on the people he's misrepresenting when they point out that he's misrepresenting them. --- Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sort of good at something.
Then educate me. But do it in another topic. This is for atheist haikus.
And do it quick, I'm gone for 40 days starting tomorrow. --- "Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, and how small a whisper we hear of Him! But the thunder of His power who can understand." - Job 24:14
I dislike enough when "haiku" is made completely meaningless by stringing a bunch together to tell some larger story. The brevity is pretty much the main point.
Though I agree with your sentiment, I'm pretty sure haiku (or very similar styles of poems) were originally strung together to make a longer poem.
Also, writing a haiku only for the syllable count and not using the kind of language usually associated with them really seems to grind my gears, like when limericks have terrible cadence. --- She went after her kids with super love, they turned into drugs. - LastManStanding