I recently discovered Haiku and loved it. It is a very short form of Japanese poetry. A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression.
I decided to give it a try, it is not easy at all!
Empty shore, full moon
Sharp whistling through the stillness –
Bloody sword unsheathed
In darkness, you shine
Your touch, a deadly embrace –
A samurai’s sword
Scent of fresh meadow
Light in the ahead dark woods –
Fleeing for my life
Light rain, heavy steps
Muddled vision, heightened pain –
I fall to his blade