A Japanese form of poetry consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables.
The elusive flavor of the form, however, lies more in its touch and tone than in its syllabic structure.
Haiku are very brief descriptions of nature that convey some implicit insight or essence of a moment.
Traditionally, they contain either a direct or oblique reference to a season."
Spring rains gently fall,
convince flowers to blossom.
Life seeks nourishment.
Harry Edward Gilleland 03.27.04