If some of you studied haiku in school years ago you probably learned that haiku, Japanese form of poetry, consisted of three lines...5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. However, the Japanese equivalent of syllables isn't the same as ours. The modern day poets no longer use that rule of thumb. There are so many rules and non-rules pertaining to modern haiku that I won't list them all here, and I can't say I understand them all considering that I'm definitely not an expert on that poetry form. The haiku quite often describes nature, but not always. The phrase that sticks in my head is that an 'AHA!' moment is important.
Here are some of my haiga experiments. I hope you enjoy them. And if you're a poetry expert, please feel free to critique...or even if you're not.