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Welcome to the Online Home of the Haiku!

This site is a valuable and uniquely comprehensive resource of information relating to the haiku. We focus on the English form of the verse, a development of the original Japanese poetic form.

If you would like to:Read famous examples of haiku, Teach yourself how to write them, Find out what it is that defines these poems.

Then you are in the right place.In the English language, this poetic form usually features seventeen syllables, often positioned in three lines.

For the more scholarly amongst you, we also include details of the history of the the form, its literary principles, and further explorations of the experience it provides. We include contemporary and traditional examples, and studies of the great poets that have contributed to its historical development.

Click on any of the thumbnails below in order to be transported to that area of the site!

This diversity of content makes us your number one online source for haiku related enjoyment.


Matsuo Basho


These short poems represent the perfect medium for sharing experiences. They have the power to encapsulate one's perceptions and provide a portal into the moment the writer themselves witnessed. They provide minor dramas that often serve as metaphors for the wider dramas of life, and the insight and moments of revelation they can induce reflect this. By writing one of these poems, the author is inviting the reader to share in their own personal experience of life.

For an overview of the site, visit the Site Map, which shows the variety of content we host. This includes poems based on many themes including animals, love and hilarity. Other themes include birthdays, school and kids. We also have funny off-the-wall poems, and an assortment of famous examples of the form.

If you don't know what this kind of poetry is all about, then head on over to this introduction to get a good idea.





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Haiku Poems
Examples of Haiku Poems, Haiku Poem Examples

How to Write a Haiku, Writing Haiku Poems, Kireji
This page shows you how to become a haiku master! much like the infamous basho (banana tree!) Everything about how to write a haiku

Haiku Poetry Analysis
Haiku Poetry Analysis

Japanese Culture
Japanese Culture and the Haiku

Haiku Generator - Haiku Contest
Poetry Writing Haiku Contest

Japanese Poetry Haiku
Japanese Poetry Haiku, Poetry

Poet Interviews
Poet Interviews with haiku poets

Haiku Poetry Books
Haiku Poetry Books

Japanese Poetry
An Overview of other kinds of Japanese Poetry

American Haiku by Western Poets
American Haiku by Western Poets

Beat Poets and the Haiku
Beat Poets and the Haiku

School Poems
School Poems, Haiku Poems for Kids, Chldrens Poetry

Contact
Contact

About
About

Haiku Examples
Haiku Examples

Holiday Poems
Holiday Poems

Kobayashi Issa
Haiku Poet - Kobayashi Issa (1762-1826)

Basho
Matsuo Basho

Masaoka Shiki
Haiku Poet - Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902)

Haiku Generator
Haiku Generator

Valentines Day Poems
Valentines Day Poems

Haiku Love Poem
Haiku Love Poem

Haiku Thank You Poems
Thank You Poems

Spiritual Poems
Spiritual Poems

What is a haiku?
What is a haiku? A Collection of Characteristics

The Haiku Poet Jack Kerouac
The Life and Haiku of Beat Poet Jack Kerouac

Gary Snyder
The Life and Haiku of Poet Gary Snyder

Jack Prelutsky (born 1940)
Jack Prelutsky

Kigo - The Seasonal Element
Kigo - The Seasonal Element

Nature Poems
Haiku Nature Poems

American Poet Donald Hall
American Haiku Poet Donald Hall

Ancient Japan
Ancient Japan - The Origin of Haiku

Haiku - Short Poetry
Haiku - Short Poetry

friendship poems
Haiku Friendship Poems

More Haiku - Famous Poems
More Haiku - Famous Poems

Haiku Poet Richard Brautigan
Overview of Haiku Poet Richard Brautigan

Haiku Poet Randy Brooks
Overview of Haiku Poet Randy Brooks

Haiku Marriage Poems
Haiku Marriage Poems

Haiku Literary Analysis
Haiku Literary Analysis

Basho Haiku
Basho Haiku

Haibun - Haiku Prose
Haibun - Haiku Prose

Spam Haiku: Fun Haiku Stuff
Spam Haiku: Fun Haiku Stuff

Haiku History
Haiku History

Eric Haiku: An Interview
Eric Haiku: An Interview

How to Publish Poetry
Publishing Haiku: How to Publish Poetry

Haiku Poet Paul Reps
An Overview of Haiku Poet Paul Reps

Haiku Poet Marlene Mountain
An Overview of Haiku Poet Marlene Mountain

Haiku Poet Kenneth Rexroth
Overview of Haiku Poet Kenneth Rexroth

rh blyth, haiku poet, reginald horace blyth
An Overview of Haiku Poet R.H. Blyth

An Interview with Haiku Poet Bonnie Best
An Interview with Haiku Poet Bonnie Best

An Interview with Haiku Poet Ray Rasmussen
An Interview with Haiku Poet Ray Rasmussen

Haiku Poet Hattori Ransetsu
An Overview of Haiku Poet Hattori Ransetsu

An Interview With Haiku Poet Don Baird
An Interview With Haiku Poet Don Baird

Haiku Book Store
Haiku Book Store

US Haiku Book Store
US Haiku Book Store

Haiku Bags
Haiku Bags Store

Haiku Poet Iio Sogi
Haiku Poet Iio Sogi

John Tiong Chunghoo: An Interview
An Interview With Haiku Poet John Tiong Chunghoo


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