A summer river being crossed
with sandals in my hands!
– Yosa Buson
Haiku poems are short, orderly pieces created in the Japanese tradition. The most common form has 5 syllables on the first line, seven on the second, and five again on the last.
Haikus are very closely related to Japanese culture and Zen Buddhism.
The goal of a haiku is to capture a moment. It does not seek to explain or analyze, but simply strives to present the moment clearly. If the composer is very good, then a certain shade of emotion will also be present in the words.
Good art is often like a good haiku. It clearly presents a moment and emotion without explanation.