Haiku poetry was once part of ancient Japanese courtship rituals. A man would send a haiku to a woman they loved. It is a discipline form of poetry made popular by the Japanese poet Basho.
A haiku uses nature as its primary focus.
It captures a moment in nature or life and freezes it in time.
It consists of 3 lines, seventeen syllables and is not usually rhymed.
Line 1 – 5 syllables
Line 2 – 7 syllables
Line 3 – 5 syllables
Here is mine:
As the rain moves in
I realize my sadness
Recess is indoors