Parents say their child is a creature they have raised, but the fact is this : each has ripened as it pleased, a red garden tomato.
A tanka by Tawara Machi
Haiku is becoming a generic word. Like sushi becoming indistinct from sashimi. What is the difference between the senryu and haiku according to Elizabeth St Jacques? (found via George Swede of, among many other poetic places Simply Haiku where he looks top-down and bottom up at what a haiku prescriptively and descriptively is)