I read a lot of Haikus today. Some of them were good, some were excellent, some were terrible. So, given my recent foray into the world of rhyming verse, I decided to give the Japanese 5-7-5 a shot. From my brief research on Wiki, the 17 syllables should have some link to nature. So here we go:

Only bad haiku
can polish up a diamond
into a dog turd.

I tells ya, I could get used to this poetry malarky.