176. the guru was bad at haiku

the guru was well-known for his koans, but he also wrote haiku. the villagers did not like his haiku, however. when he asked them to be more specific, they said, “you just don’t seem to get it.”

this made him very frustrated, and he wrote a haiku to respond:

so, i don’t get it?
have you tried to write haiku?
it’s really hard to fit what you’re trying to say into 17 syllables