The Bas Bleu staff had a grand time coming up with the above haiku. We just rolled the two red dice to figure out a theme: "a reflection on" and "our world." Then we sifted through the evocative nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs found on the sixty-three word dice (there are different words on all six sides of each, or a blank space for you to come up with your own). The cube format makes it easy to manipulate expressive words into the 5/7/5-syllable format of the ancient Japanese verse form. Whether you make a game out of it or just use this clever set for creative inspiration, Haikubes is a lot of poetic fun! And it's handsome enough to store on a coffee table or side table.