HAIKU POEMS

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Teacher (haiku)

the timid teacher
afraid to teach rowdy class
one boy takes her hand.

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Salma Hatim
Five Haiku

The wind
Undecided
Rolls a cigarette of air

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Paul Eluard
When Billy Collins Met Anne Sexton

She comes to see him like a pig in a trench coat,
performing an autopsy on a candle,
and tells him to flee on his donkey
if he still values his old dwarf heart.
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Jack Conway
Haiku 11

rice reaping-
no smoke rising from
the cremation ground today

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Masaoki Shiki
Haiku 08

I turn my back
on Buddha and face
the cool moon

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Masaoki Shiki
Haiku (birds Singing...)

Birds singing
in the dark
-Rainy dawn.

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Jack Kerouac
Haiku (never Published)

Drinking my tea
Without sugar-
No difference.

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Allen Ginsberg
Haiku 06

wheat sowing-
the mulberry trees
lift bunched branches

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Masaoki Shiki
Haiku (the Taste...)

The taste
of rain
â??Why kneel?

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Jack Kerouac
Variations On 'the Short Night--'

Below are eleven Buson haiku
beginning with the phrase
'The short night--'

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Yosa Buson
Distressed Haiku

In a week or ten days
the snow and ice
will melt from Cemetery Road.

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Donald Hall
Haiku

The winter river;
down it come floating
flowers offered to Buddha.

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Yosa Buson
Haiku 07

in the coolness
gods and Buddhas
dwell as neighbors

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Masaoki Shiki
Collection Of Six Haiku

Waking in the night;
the lamp is low,
the oil freezing.

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Matsuo Basho
Haiku (the Low Yellow...)

The low yellow
moon above the
Quiet lamplit house.

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Jack Kerouac
Haiku 05

entangled with
the scattering cherry blossomsâ??
the wings of birds!

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Masaoki Shiki
Variations At Home And Abroad

It takes a lot of a person's life
To be French, or English, or American
Or Italian. And to be at any age. To live at any certain time.
The Polish-born resident of Manhattan is not merely a representative of
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Kenneth Koch
Four Haiku

Spring:
A hill without a name
Veiled in morning mist.

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Matsuo Basho
Haiku 10

fanning out its tail
in the spring breeze,
seeâ??a peacock!

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Masaoki Shiki
Impossible To Tell

to Robert Hass and in memory of Elliot Gilbert


Slow dulcimer, gavotte and bow, in autumn,
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Robert Pinsky
Haiku 12

old gardenâ??she empties
a hot-water bottle
under the moon

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Masaoki Shiki
Haiku 04

at the full moon's
rising, the silver-plumed
reeds tremble

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Masaoki Shiki
Haiku 03

scatter layer
by layer, eight-layered
cherry blossoms!

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Masaoki Shiki
Haiku 01

In the coolness
of the empty sixth-month sky...
the cuckoo's cry.

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Masaoki Shiki
Haiku Ambulance

A piece of green pepper
fell
off the wooden salad bowl:
so what?
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Richard Brautigan
Haiku 02

the tree cut,
dawn breaks early
at my little window

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Masaoki Shiki
Haiku 13

spring rain:
browsing under an umbrella
at the picture-book store

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Masaoki Shiki
The Old Pond

Following are several translations
of the 'Old Pond' poem, which may be
the most famous of all haiku:

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Matsuo Basho
Haiku

scent of plum blossoms
on the misty mountain path
a big rising sun

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Matsuo Basho
Japan

Today I pass the time reading
a favorite haiku,
saying the few words over and over.

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Billy Collins
Haiku 08

I turn my back
on Buddha and face
the cool moon

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Masaoka Shiki
Haiku 05

entangled with
the scattering cherry blossomsâ??
the wings of birds!

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Masaoka Shiki
Looking

looking through
three thousand haiku eating
two persimmons

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Masaoka Shiki
Haiku 12

old gardenâ??she empties
a hot-water bottle
under the moon

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Masaoka Shiki
Haiku 11

rice reapingâ??
no smoke rising from
the cremation ground today

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Masaoka Shiki
Haiku 09

the moon is coolâ??
frogs' croaking
wells up

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Masaoka Shiki
Haiku 01

In the coolness
of the empty sixth-month skyâ?¦
the cuckoo's cry.

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Masaoka Shiki
Haiku 04

at the full moon's
rising, the silver-plumed
reeds tremble

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Masaoka Shiki
Haiku 03

scatter layer
by layer, eight-layered
cherry blossoms!

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Masaoka Shiki
Haiku 02

the tree cut,
dawn breaks early
at my little window

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Masaoka Shiki
Haiku 13

spring rain:
browsing under an umbrella
at the picture-book store

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Masaoka Shiki
Haiku 07

in the coolness
gods and Buddhas
dwell as neighbors

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Masaoka Shiki
Haiku 06

wheat sowingâ??
the mulberry trees
lift bunched branches

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Masaoka Shiki
Haiku 10

fanning out its tail
in the spring breeze,
seeâ??a peacock!

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Masaoka Shiki
Summer (haiku)

the sun and the clouds
all day long play hide and seek
lovely summer day
13/5/2019
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Salma Hatim
Not Yet (haiku)

He stared at the door
not your time old man as yet
smiled Angel of Death.
22/5/2019
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Salma Hatim
Haiku

winter chilly rains
in the kitchen warm and cosy
need herbs from garden.

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Salma Hatim