What a wonderful idea - I have just "Googled" Haiku and found a comprehensive teaching site for the ancient Japanese form, whose syllables apparently range from 11 to 17. However, the basic idea is simplicity - a short poem that is "like a breath." I love that... I have a little book that Marjorie Pratt gave me years ago, still packed away from a recent move. It sat on my desk for twenty-five years-plus and it was Marjorie's own Haiku...gentle as she was and also as wise. Next rainy day (tomorrow?) I will sit and study the form and hopefully be able to write, even if only from memory.
"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist." ~ Indira Gandhi ~