Haiku – Japanese Poetry

Haiku is a beautiful form of Japanese poetry describing fleeting moments in nature. It’s structure is 17 on separated in lines of 5,7,5 and depicting a season. Haiku is called ‘unfinished’ poetry; The poet paints a true picture of a beautiful moment in nature and the readers are to finish the poem in their hearts.

Here are some examples of famous haiku, hope you enjoy them and someday create your own.

Winter seclusion –
Listening, that evening,
To the rain in the mountain.

– Kobayashi Issa

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From time to time
The clouds give rest
To the moon-beholders.

– Matsuo Bashō

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Consider me
As one who loved poetry
And persimmons.

– Masaoaka Shiki

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One thought on “Haiku – Japanese Poetry

  1. Hi Shruthi,
    I’d forgotten how much I love haiku poetry, until I saw this post. The selection you have chosen to share are beautiful examples. Thank you! I’m inspired to discover some more.
    Do you have a favorite haiku poet?

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