Haiku is about sharp observation and minimalist description.
Haiku can transport you to a moment in another time, another place, and put you briefly in contact with another person while they take a deep breath of life.
This is a place for me to share with you some of my own haiku, information about haiku and haiku books, and some links off to other nice haiku sites.
definitions of common haiku terms...haiku, tanka, renga, scifaiku, and more...
a brief selection of my haiku...both light-hearted and serious...take a little time to splash around in the rain...
someone asked me if I knew of any Christmas haiku, and I didn't...so I tried my hand at it...
Haiku Book Reviews
reviews of a number of haiku books I've read...I especially enjoyed
The Haiku Anthology and The Essential Haiku...contemporary
English-language haiku and traditional Japanese haiku...also books
on haiku theory and other Japanese verse forms...
These are a few experimental variations I've tried on haiku...
when I was experimenting with haiku on various subjects, I came up with the idea of writing science fiction haiku, which I call SciFaiku...these are a selection of some of my favorites...
The SciFaiku Manifesto
a description of the principles behind scifaiku...borrowing on the principles of haiku...I jokingly called it a "manifesto"...the idea seems to have caught on quickly...this site contains pointers to other scifaiku sites and has lots of scifaiku contributed by lots of people...
What Eyes Cannot See
these 2 poems are somewhat dark, sympathetic, and supernatural...inspired by haiku, they each are a series of verses...each verse is haiku-like and fairly self-contained...taken together, each verse sequence tells a story...
Tom's Poetry Page
these are a variety of other poems of mine...they aren't haiku...but I hope
you'll enjoy them...
Haiku and Related Books