Haiku were developed
in Japan but recently are known and written
all over the world, not in Japan. They
are a style of poetic writing using a
small number of words to convey a much
deeper feeling or emotion.
Traditionally the poems were observations
of nature which would evoke a strong
sence of the scene described or of the
emotions underlying it.
Modern haiku explore many themes and
continue to be popular both in Japan
and the world.