One of my favorite activity to spend time used to be reading and writing poetry(though I am very average in writing poetry) and I really like to learn to write haikus(haikus are very short poems of 3 lines usually of 5,7,5 syllables, with a twist in the last line. Even though it's just three lines a good haiku can give u a feeling of reading a very interesting novel in itself). So if anyone comes across on some good resources or books on writing haikus please post a comment here.
On the publishing side two of my poems are available at http://www.poetry.com/ titled "The Mask" and "From My Hearts Core". And the poem titled "From My Hearts Core" was published in a couple of poetry editions. But it has been a very long time since I did write anything else after that (a good 2 to 3 years)