In the Post-Gazette’s April 10 issue, letter writer Ellen Garbuny’s comment about haiku (“Haiku ‘How To’ ”) is correct.
Haiku is defined as a non-rhyming poem of three lines with syllable counts five-seven-five, respectively.
Just because a poem has three lines doesn’t make it a haiku. If it doesn’t adhere to the definition, it is a tercet.
ARTHUR C. FORD SR.