Brianna Lam
Mrs. Boren
April 11, 2014


A haiku is a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines, of five, seven, and five,
traditionally evoking images of the natural world. Haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression. An oral poem, usually a 100 stanzas long, which was also composed syllabically, haiku began in the thirteenth-century Japan as the opening phrase of  renga. Focused on associations between images, and in the present tense, was the way a haiku was traditionally written. An ability to read in one breath, and a sense of sudden enlightenment and illumination, however, the philosophy of haiku has been preserved, the focus on a brief moment in time. And a use of provocative, colorful images.

"The Future"
by: Allen Steble

"Soon in the future
When androids rule the planet
We shall be the slaves"