Kasa kite waraji
HakinagaraAnother year is gone;
and I still wear
straw hat and straw sandal.
kakashi no sode ya
yowa no shimo
I would sleep,
borrowing the sleeve of the scarecrow.
From Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku
Haiku plural haiku, is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 moras (or on), in three metrical phrases of 5, 7, and 5 moras respectively. Haiku typically contain a kigo (seasonal reference), and a kireji (verbal caesura). In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line, while haiku in English usually appear in three lines, to parallel the three metrical phrases of Japanese haiku.Previously called hokku, haiku was given its current name by the Japanese writer Masaoka Shiki at the end of the 19th century.