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||Three Music-Haiku for Piano Solo
|Year/Date of Composition
||2009 (August 6)
Japanese poetic form consisting of 17 syllables arranged in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables each.
In contrast to English verse which is typically characterized by meter, Japanese verse counts sound units (moras), known as "on". The word on is often translated as "syllable", but there are subtle differences between an "on" and an English-language "syllable". Traditional haiku consist of 17 on, in three metrical phrases of 5, 7, and 5 on respectively.