The waves are high
The boats go through
And the mountain stays dry
As I remember, we were shown the picture known as The Great Wave off Kanagawa and asked to write a haiku about it.
OK, so it’s not a haiku in its strictest sense (17 syllables, three lines in a 5-7-5 pattern) but I don’t remember that ever being explained to a class of 12/13 year olds. However, it does meet the typical characteristics of an English language haiku (If Wikipedia is to be believed)
(c) M. Robert Gibson
First written May 1975
Don’t forget, it was written by a schoolboy.
It is published here for purely selfish vanity reasons.