a three-stanza, abab poem about haiku
in the land of the tokyo tower
in a place known for ninjas who duel
people know language has power
as long as it's written with rules
the format is simplistic and sweet
a pattern of 5-7-5 is the scheme
syllables count more than the beat
the images make up each scene
a favourite of children and teachers
within "the land of the rising sun"
the haiku itself has no equal
and writing them really is fun.