Sunday, April 6, 2014

Featuring Famous Haiku Poets & Poems

Yosa Buson, Matsuo Basho and Kobayashi Issa 

Includes: new MicroPoetry, Haiku Poems in Posters and more!

Let's get the party rolling with four quotes and a poster of one of the most famous Haiku poets ever, Kobayashi Issa!!!!!

Kobayashi Issa Haiku Poem Cherry Blossoms

What a strange thing!
To be alive
Beneath cherry blossoms.
-Kobayashi Issa

Summer night
even the stars
are whispering to each other.
-Kobayashi Issa 

The world of dew
is the world of dew
and yet, and yet.
-Kobayashi Issa

Before the gate
my walking stick's made a river
of melting snow. 
-Kobayashi Issa 

O snail
Climb Mount Fuji
but slowly, slowly! 
-Kobayashi Issa

General Rules of a Haiku Poem

Must use precisely 17 syllables
Syllables to be arranged in 3 lines of 5-7-5
No similes & metaphors
Needs to express a vivid point
Keep in mind: simplicity & lightness
Best if  theme evokes one of the five senses 

Here’s a up-and-coming writer and rebel who submitted a Haiku Poem to our New Poets page: Submit Your Poem. We made this poster up for her poem. Her poem is in the middle surrounding by all the rules she broke!

Haiku Poem Rules Syllables Poster Poetry 

Other New Artist Haiku Poems:

I wish to fly
I know I may fall
It ain't a reason why
I should instead crawl
-Minesh Khashu

Snow falling
soft and fat and free-
how did I get old?
-DP Bishop

Four Haiku Poems by Matsuo Bashō

April's air stirs in 
Willow-leaves...a butterfly
Floats and balances.
-Matsuo Bashō

Summer grasses,
All that remains
Of soldiers' dreams. 
-Matsuo Bashō

Awakened at midnight
by the sound of the water jar
cracking from the ice.
-Matsuo Bashō 

Mountain-rose petals
Falling, falling, falling now...
Waterfall music.
-Matsuo Bashō

Haiku Poetry Poem Poster Originality Creativity 

Four great Haiku Poems from Master Yosa Buson

Calligraphy of geese
against the sky
the moon seals it.
-Yosa Buson

In pale moonlight 
the wisteria's scent
comes from far away.
-Yosa Buson 

No trail to follow
where the teacher has wandered off-
the end of autumn. 
-Yosa Buson 

Of late the nights
are dawning
plum-blossom white. 
-Yosa Buson 

Our website has many more famous haiku examples

Best quote that I have ever seen on Haiku Poetry:

I want to create a seventeen-syllable word that encompasses the human condition, and then use that word to form the world’s most perfect haiku. -Jarod Kintz

Publish Your Original Haiku Poem:

Well, I am not sure that we are as dedicated to the perfect Haiku as Mr. Kintz. However, if you have an original Haiku Poem that you wish to see published, go to our website and find out how to--Link: MicroPoetry We love reading your poetry and try to publish as many as space allows on our site.

I know what you are thinking. Scared you for a second! You are probably wondering where the funny is - or at least the attempted humor - by this blogger.  Okay, hate to disappoint you.

When I was in elementary school, we learned one day how to write a poem.  YIKES!!! Well, I actually got my first and rare gold star of the year for my poem.  I don't remember much about my childhood, but since gold stars were few and far between, I actually remember the poem:  So without further ado:

I once had a skinny black cat
And all it did was sit on a mat
It broke in the house
And ate a five foot mouse
Now that cat is fat, fat, fat!

All good posts (and this one too) must come to an end:

*Feel free to leave any comments regard this, past or future posts!
*Other Poetry Blogs:  MicroPoetry is the new rage!    And   Quotes about Poems In Posters!

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-Poems & Quotes Finder


  1. Very lovely. Cherry blossoms are just gorgeous. I don't get to see many here in South Florida.

  2. My son would love this he was learning about poems a few weeks ago. He would come every night and discuss poems with me. I also love the cherry blossoms but I have never seen them in person

  3. I love haiku. I would actually rather write haiku than any other kind of poetry.

  4. Haiku is kind of like writing using the negative space. Kind of how visual artists use "negative space." My exhusband was an art teacher, that's how I know the term. I don't claim to be an artist or poet. =) Great topic that really rounded out my blog hopping today!

  5. I never understood how to write a haiku but love them. I must be right brained lol...Thank you for sharing this I shared with my daughter who loves art and loves Haiku's.

  6. I love all these but I am still stuck on the visual of a snail climbing Mt. Fuji - I know its symbolic, but for some reason, it just makes me smile!

  7. In high school, we used to write a lot of haiku poems. We consulted dictionaries and counted the number /size to make a good poem.

  8. I came to know about Haiku today itself! Read the rules. Maybe I should give it a try..

  9. We used to do Haiku in school. Now, I don't know if I can still do it.

  10. O love your poems, thanks a lot for sharing :)

  11. Those are all beautiful. They make me think of summer time.

    Michelle F.

  12. Thank you for the info on Haiku Poems. I remember learning about them and writing them in school. I've recently been seeing many of them lately and I wonder what the Haiku poem rules were. Thanks for informing me again!

  13. I am brand new of learning about Haiku Poems. Makes me remember the spring and summer time. That's remarkable poetry.

  14. I remember joining Haiku Competitions when I was in High School and dude this is really a difficult challenge to win over a Haiku Master.

  15. I have never heard of Haiku before, sounds neat!

  16. I didnt know that haiku poems have rules... to keep it simple and light. No doubt similes and metaphors make a poem more beautiful, but they also make it a but complicated for normal people

  17. I've been seeing Haiku poems all over the net during the month of May. But I still don't quite get how to do one lol

  18. I love the rules of the Haiku being offered. It's been awhile since I've read them. :)

  19. This is funny because my forth grader is learning about haikus in school right now, so I was just practicing them with him the other day :)

  20. I love haikus. Those are all very beautiful! Thanks! Amber N

  21. Regarding the 1st quote, I have never seen a cherry blossom before in person, I bet they smell really pretty and are more beautiful then seeing them in person.

  22. I have tried Haiku but I could never do it! I am not creative enough!

  23. Cherry blossoms are beautiful and they smell even better than they look! I enjoyed reading these poems.