Haiku. “Pray, you try Japanese Hokku, my American poets!”

Night and the moon /
My neighbor playing on his flute /
Out of tune /

Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry in three phrases, characterized by three qualities. Find out more on Wikipedia. The quote in the title of this blogpost originated from Japanese poet Yone Noguchi’s “A Proposal to American Poets” (in the Reader magazine in 1904).

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