Here are some of the best ‘haikus’ I received last Autumn in the Japanese Course of Chinese Faculty at Star College in Harbin, China. Enjoy the world-shortest verses which express the writers’ mind and the changing environment in which he or she lives.
Spring is here: almost everyone is out taking a walk.
--- Jia Haonan
Ever cherished but short-lived is our youthfulness.
--- Guo Tian-yi
Among friends the principles of trust should abound.
--- Chu Yuhang
Reflected up-side-down upon the surface of the lake is your face.
--- Ning Yue
Right at this moment, I long to be with you, my beloved!
--- Wang Yuting
Translation is done to transfer the meaning, rather than the form (number of syllables). (Translation is by Jiro Numano, the teacher)