Poetry is a writing style that contains short verses with words that rhyme. A poet shares his feelings, his desires and dreams through a poem. These poems contain beautiful sounds and meanings that express pain and joy effectively. There are many types of poem styles. Of these many styles includes an ancient poetry form that is haiku poems. You will find many different haiku examples in English. The following few paragraphs will cover some examples of haiku poems.
What is a Haiku Poem?
Haiku poems originated in ancient Japan and are popular even today. A haiku poem structure has remained unchanged since the time of origination. A haiku poem consists of the following structure: ; The poem consists of 3 lines ; The first and last lines of the poem has 5 syllables. ; The middle line of the poem has 7 syllables. ; The lines of a haiku poem rarely rhyme. ; A haiku poem is really short and therefore mostly written about animals or nature. This is to help the reader, especially children identify with the things mentioned and enjoy making their own haiku poems. Traditional Japanese poems contain a 'Kigo' that is, a seasonal word or 'Kireji' that is defined as a 'cutting word'. The Kireji is used at the end of the any of the three lines and helps give a definitive ending to the line. The western Haiku poem structure is different from the Japanese Haiku poem structure. The western Haiku does not follow the five, seven and five syllable pattern and can contain a maximum of 17 syllables. Let us see some interesting examples of haiku poems.
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A haiku poem can be written about anything under the sun. There are many forms of haiku poems, let use see some examples of haiku poems.
Haiku Examples in English
The following haiku examples in English will help you understand how a haiku is written. One noun and a connective phrase with five syllables consists of the traditional Japanese haiku poems.
An old silent pond... ; A frog jumps into the pond,; splash! Silence again.; ~ Basho
Over the wintry ; forest, winds howl in rage; with no leaves to blow.; ~ Soseki
Sick and feverish ; Glimpse of cherry blossoms ; Still shivering. ; ~ Ryinosuke Akutagawa
The summer river: ; although there is a bridge, my horse ; goes through the water. ; ~ Masaoka Shiki
Over the wintry ; forest, winds howl in rage ; with no leaves to blow.; ~ Soseki Natsume
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Haiku poems have originated over 300 years ago in Japan. These short poems help capture the moment in brief. In haiku, the human nature is linked to nature. The following haiku examples about nature will help you understand this idea.
Sick on a journey - ; Over parched fields ; Dreams wander on. ; ~ Basho
You rice-field maidens! ; The only things not muddy ; Are the songs you sing. ; ~ Raizan
Whispering to her-- ; the spotted fawn ; eyes the oustretched water lily ; ~David McMurray
The butterflies dance ; Brilliant colors of rainbows ; Rippling like water
Earth whirls a chorus.; Fluttering fair women talk.; Winter sways gifts.
The apples chortle.; Wonder misses the landscapes.; Earth charms heaven.
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Haiku Examples for Kids
Warm sun glinting,; thousands; of unexpected pools; ~ Paul Brown
Pausing; halfway up the stair--; white chrysanthemums; ~ Elizabeth Searle Lamb
Willow leaves fallen; clear waters dried up stones; one place and another; ~ Yosa Buson
Rain cleared--; for a while the wild rose's; fragrance; ~ Takahama Kyoshi
I want to sleep; Swat the flies; Softly, please; ~ Masaoka Shiki
Morning-dewed; morning glories he sells,; rough fellow; ~ Kobayashi Issa
Funny Haiku Examples
The teacher's drawer; has a frog in it; the class very quiet; ~ Karma Tenzing Wangchuk
Red tricycles trip.; Goofy tinkles blancmanges.; The noses giggle.
You're always typing. ; Well, let's see you ignore my ; sitting on your hands.
My life is Jello ; Sitting and waiting in the bowl ; Patiently to gel
Cherry, apple, rose,; blossoms in countless colors--; each one of them pink.; ~ Paul Brown
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These are a few examples of haiku poems. As you can see, the haiku poems are simple and to the point. They easily explain the idea or moment in 3 simple lines. I hope this article on haiku, examples of haiku poems has helped you with enough ideas and examples of this interesting poem writing style.