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Mary
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And your haiku illustrated the necessary discipline and brevity. I've struggled but can't come up with the discipline. My favorite Japanese haiku -- 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables is:

 

The drizzling rain of

Lake Hakone the edge of

the water is lost.

 

Ooops, I couldn't even re-create that famous one properly, but there was the idea. Basho?

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