The are usually done on a seasonal theme and the Japanese used a specific list of words. I am also learning that these poems were based on two ideas separated by a sharp word which was used to indicate the change between the two ideas. Very interesting to do in so few of words which is what makes it so much fun.
I have written some on another blog that I own and I am moving my work from there to this blog so if you notice this don't worry no stealing another's work for me. See www.kazshomemadetips.com .
Here is a couple of my haiku:
Now you can see I have a lot of work to do to get my haiku to look like a traditional haiku but I have really enjoyed working with this type of poetry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku is an good site for information on this type of poem writing you can also check other poetry sites for several poetry types.