well known form of Japanese poetry contains three distinct
phrases of five, seven, and five syllables (moras).
The English version of haiku appears in three lines, but the
Japanese style is one vertical line. This 2013 Haiku
Japanese Art calendar includes paintings and images to
accompany the poetry. A famous mountain one month, a
geisha the next, and historical buildings can be seen in
this Haiku 2013 calendar. The name haiku derives from
the word hokku and has been used in the current manner since
the 1800's. However, the origin of the poetry style
dates back hundreds of years before that change.