First: five syllables
Second: seven syllables
Third: five syllables

stem: ron padgett
titel: haiku
bron: new & selected poems (1995)
mopw: meerstemmige encyclopedie

[I once said jokingly that in writing Haiku I had hoped the kill the haiku form. Mainly, though, I guess I wanted to make fun of the syllable counting that some people insisted on even though, I’m told, our concept of the syllable is different from that of the Japanese. The whole question is minute, one that would interest only literary specialists. Meanwhile the haiku tradition has continued to move along undisturbed by hairsplitting. The best haiku really are marvellous. — an excerpt from Ron Padgett’s The Other Room interview]