Spring Haikus

Spring haikusAccording to the Oxford English Dictionary, a haiku is “a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of fine, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.” With that in mind…

Winter melted me
I have nothing left to give
Breathe into me – Spring
budding spring flowersHaikus from Kobayashi Issa, one of Japan’s most prolific poets (Issa means “cup of tea”)
Brilliant Moon
Is it true that you too
Must pass in a hurry?
Don’t worry spiders
I keep house
In the world
we walk on the roof of hell,
gazing at flowers.
In spring rain
a pretty girl

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