Haiku developed in 17th century Japan. The main exponent was Matsuo
Basho (1644-1694).They had to contain a seasonal word (kigo) or
reference and be about a definite experience - what is now known
as a 'haiku moment'.
Now the swinging bridge
Is quieted with creepers
...Like our tendrilled life.
There have been many attempts at haiku by Australian poets. The
most distinctive is Robert Gray. Here is one of many:
Soaking the hot bath;
on a radio somewhere
the time pips.-Three o'clock.
There are also a number of websites featuring Australian haiku