Yesterday, I did a Google search on "haiku" and came up with 9.28 million results! Wow, there's a lot of interest out there! Some of the results, though, had to do with an open source operating system called Haiku. But even eliminating those results, there's much too much to wade through. So, I'm going to lead you directly to a site that presents haiku as a "gallery" experience--3 lights gallery. The haiku/senryu/tanka are simply, but elegantly, presented. You must scroll from left to right (along the bottom), but this feature enhances the gallery effect; in a gallery you generally move sideways along an exhibit rather than up and down. The poems are sometimes accompanied by art, photos, graphic design details, interviews, etc. There's an extraordinary amount of contemporary English language haiku to roam through, so take your time, savor the experience!
Here's a haiku from me that reflects the rainy world we've inhabited, here in New Hampshire, for the past two weeks. Hopefully the sun will decide to stick around for a few days!
lying on the couch
for hours after work
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