Haiku is a type of Japanese poetry written in 3 lines and in 17 syllables with the 5-7-5 syllable structure.

 

Haiku by Yayu Yokoi 横井 也有(1702~1783)

“Whose Sleeves?” six-panel folding screens

夏立つや           Summer has come.

衣桁にかはる          The wind has changed

風の色                                to the clothing rack breezing.

 

 

 

Haiku by Kusatao Nakamura 中村 草田男(1901~1983)

手の薔薇に  A bee comes

蜂来れば   On  a blooming rose in my hand.

我王の如し    A king, feel like I.