Whether cooking, kissing, poetry: we learn best through experience. The freshness of Haiku's spontaneous expression, its presence, the immediate description of what is, the appeal not only of the mind but of the senses ... Over a hundred good examples of this are included in this book. The first part presents the basic knowledge of haiku, shows us the state of this form of poetry, as it has solidified in recent years and decades. A brief historical overview follows: The development of haiku in Japan and its journey into the world are outlined. Connections of haiku with other arts, with pictures and other forms of literature follow. Follow chapters that can be called deepening. I hope that they are suitable to go beyond mere comprehension, that they not only simply increase knowledge, but also question it, relativize it - and bring it to life that they are for new reading, more precise reading, possibly new poetry to inspire. Knowledge and inspiration - this is what these pages want to offer. Knowledge is firm and dead when it is written down. Inspiration is alive and flowing, rewrites everything solid again and again. From this field of tension, the haiku looks at us, poetry looks at us, and we may sometimes look back.