The Chrysanthemum has found its way into the poetry of ancient China, Japan, and 1900s England. Here is a collection of poems and haikus that highlight this flower.
Early October welcomes the mini season of Cold Dew. This season runs from October 8 until October 22. During this time the nights are getting progressively colder and the days are getting shorter. Frost can be expected in the mornings, but it usually disappears with the rising sun.
Today, we are nearing the end of the micro-season of “Hibernating creatures close their doors”, which is part of the mini-season Autumn Equinox. This season marks the time when the insects and animals begin to prepare for winter hibernation.
The mini season of Autumn Equinox runs from September 22 until October 7. The harvest moon is a relevant kigo, or seasonal words, to use when writing haiku about this season. Today we have six haiku by four haiku masters that reference the harvest moon.
The mini season of White Dew runs from September 7 until September 21. To honor this season we have collected several haikus by the early masters of the form.
Poetry can be the perfect way to celebrate our connection to the natural world. Poems about nature often tap into the essence of a moment, express the notion of biophilia, and will propel the reader beyond the written word.
In the twilight rain/these brilliant-hued hibiscus/A lovely sunset/--Basho. What role does the symbolism of the hibiscus play in this haiku?
Are you looking for a way to get your children excited about poetry? Or, maybe you are a kid at heart and you are looking for some inspiration for your own haiku practice. If any of these is true, Dwight L. Roth’s Haiku for Kids may be just what you are looking for.
sitting silently/ from her heart a tree grows/ ancient mosses. --This haiku is part of a experiment on the branching of knowledge.