Below is a Chinese haiku, or paiju zhongwen (俳句中文). I wrote this at a time when I was actively developing my knowledge of Mandarin.
Here is the pinyin romanization of the characters above. Note the 5-7-5 syllable construction:
zheli shi wanshang.
xianzai ta zai zuo wanfan.
wanfan hen hao chi.
And finally, for those who cannot read Chinese, the transliteration of this ridiculously simple text:
This is the evening.
Now she is cooking dinner.
Dinner tastes delicious.