The Haiku Tao Te Ching: Wisdom of the Tao for people in a hurry. By Tom F. Lang. AuthorHouse, 2011. Thomas Lang is a member of the UU Church of Ogden, Utah. A long-time student of the Tao and fascinated by the Haiku art form, Lang decided to combine the two. Lang creates a new interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, an ancient classic, by utilizing the brevity of Haiku to make a collection of 81 concise nuggets of Eastern wisdom.