"Haiku in English," sez Wikipedia, "usually appear in three lines, to equate to the Japanese haiku's three metrical phrases" of 5, 7, and 5 beats.
Today's second entry:
McCain's base is split:
Rich dread the market’s rupture;
Right hails the rapture.
When I offered to put the first one of these little gems up on this site, the author said he was willing to be known by his actual name. I argued that he might NOT, since he would be subjected to abuse from the non-haiku-loving readers of this site. Not accustomed to political blogs, he nevertheless acquiesced to my advice and then submitted the following:
Shield folks on the blog.
You would get abuse in spades,
If people knew your name.