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.
Creating a haiku requires you to be in the present moment. Writing nature haikus requires you to connect with the natural world.
Moths have inspired poets for centuries. Here are four poems that explore our connection to moths. We will start with haiku and end with an excerpt from a hinged double sonnet.
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Recently, I took a morning walk in the woods. As I wandered down the wooded path, small white butterflies leapt up from the tall grass and fluttered around my legs. The movement of these butterflies really captured my attention. When one landed on the edge of a fern, I stopped... Continue Reading →
Over the brambles The Swamp Rose lures me closer Fingers hooked by thorns A Haiku by Mark The Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) is a perennial shrub that can grow up to 7 feet tall and is native to the eastern United States. As the name suggests, this plant prefers moist, acidic soil. The Swamp Rose... Continue Reading →