A haiku is a Japanese form of poetry that contains seventeen syllables in three lines. The first line contains five syllables, second line contains 7 syllables, and third line contains five syllables. A haiku does not rhyme and has no forms and the requirements for it is that is about nature and it has a total of 17 syllables. The french people liked the haiku form of poetry so they took it with them to France. The haiku is an old form of poetry that has been going on for generations. Even though the haiku is brief the haiku usually forms images in the persons mind about nature.

Haiku sample

Water reflects sky
Summer of my soul open
Under the spell still

-Raymond A. Foss