Here's what my dictionary says about haiku: " 1) a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world. 2) An English imitation of this." Ok, here's my English imitation: Oh I have no way to describe the cardinal but he defines red. And shall we do them all in English here? Thanks in advance to all you writers of Japanese for graciously catering to people like me whose knowledge of kanji, hiragana or katakana is thus far limited to admiration of assorted textile designs.