I love Let Me Tell You All About It, Sweetie, and always visit Curtis to read his haiku on Haiku Fridays. They're always so clever. So this week I decide to finally participate, and I settle on coming up with a haiku to describe my pathetic dinner. So I get to work thinking about what to say and how to fit it into the 5-7-5 pattern.
However, it doesn't take very long before I'm totally perplexed. I just can't figure out how many syllabels are in each word, and I can't figure out why I can't figure it out. I learned this in maybe second grade, didn't I? So I Google it and ask something like, "How many syllabels are in the word chilled?" Crazy but true: Google brings me to a page called, "You know you've been in Japan too long when . . . " and one of the items on the list was "You have trouble figuring out how many syllables there really are in words."
Sniff. I miss Japan!
The Japanese language is based on syllables, but they're different syllables than in English. If I were translating into Japanese, chilled would have, I think, four syllabels (chi-ru-e-du). Having said all that, I hope this is a haiku:
Hot sweet potatoes
A chilled cosmopolitan
It's dinner for one