David Giacalone (formerly of Ethicalesq?) has fortunately reopened, as giacalone’s Haiku Bar & Grill. On December 7th he had an entry on lawyers and haiku. He says haiku is the perfect form for the busy lawyer, and it doesn’t have to be 17 syllables if it’s not in Japanese. Here is one of his:
bq. scraping the windshield
first snowfall without you
and our garage
(I have a feeling the wording has changed from ‘that garage’ to ‘the garage’ to ‘our garage’, but perhaps it’s an optical illusion). Giacalone has also written a Primer on English-language Haiku. A haiku resources page gives many other links.