Add a haiku to this page.
I will be grateful.
Welcome to my guestbook. To sign, compose a haiku (i.e. a three-line poem, wherein the first and third lines have five syllables each and the middle line has seven syllables). Also provide your name, and a URL or email address if you want your name to be a link. The most recent signature always stays at the top. Others are shuffled at random.
The guestbook will attempt to count the syllables in your entry to verify the 5/7/5 haiku structure. If it counts the syllables incorrectly, please let me know so I can adjust the counting algorithm.
Proper nouns should work, as should made-up words like "scrumtralescent," as long as they are pronounceable.
If compound words (like "piecemeal") cause trouble, try hyphenating them ("piece-meal"). Yeah, I know, that's pretty kludgey, but there's no clean way to detect silent Es mid-word. (Doing this right will probably require a big ol' lookup table, which means the processing will have to move to the server.)
It doesn't account for acronyms yet, so don't bother trying those. It also isn't aware of "soft" syllables (such as in "every," "hour," or especially "marked"). I'd like it to be flexible with words like this. Someday.