Enter the small space of a good haiku and the world explodes in shared wonder. In an effort to hone observation and language into the slightest render, these little poems, a part of the human experience now for centuries, try the skill of the best poets. It’s as much the work of not writing as of writing, of getting down the experience just so that it reverberates as close as an echo can get to the source moment of awareness and spontaneous understanding.

This section of Wonder shares some of what I have learned as I take on the form and practice of haiku.