Allusion to Illusion
My approach to haiku is very simple and direct. I generally will just sit and think on a subject. Sometimes the haiku almost write themselves. Other times much more thinking is involved. During these time I treat the haiku like a ball of clay. I usually have a general idea of what I want to say. I just have to spend a little time molding the words until they take the shape that I want. The most important thing I have learned is don't force the haiku. If it doesn't develop then it doesn't develop. I simply walk away from it for a while and come back to later with a fresh approach.