"In haiku, then, there is an attempt to 'say something without saying it.' That which remains unsaid tells more than the words and yet is unclear without them. Words are used like the few lines of ink in Japanese and Chinese landscapes that emphasize the vastness of the scene. Whatever the seasonal image of a haiku, there is something in it of a wintry landscape and we cannot discern it's features if an occasional point does not stand out against the snow, a point of color that puts the white view in relief. It is at this point that the haiku stands, though it's significance, like that of the point in the drawing, lies in the grandeur of the surrounding scene."