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Famous Haiku Poem, Famous Haiku Poetry

This page will help you get acquainted with the haiku form by giving you examples of some different famous Haiku Poems by the famous Japanese Haiku poets. Learn all about famous haiku poems.

No sky

no earth - but still

snowflakes fall

- Hashin

I kill an ant

and realize my three children

have been watching.

- Kato Shuson

The old pond;

A frog jumps in —

The sound of the water

- Matsuo Basho

This one about the old pond is perhaps the most famous haiku poem.

In the twilight rain

these brilliant-hued

hibiscus . . .

A lovely sunset

- Matsuo Basho

Over the wintry

forest, winds howl in rage

with no leaves to blow.

- Natsume Soseki

Sparrow's child

out of the way, out of the way!

the stallion's coming through

- Kobayashi Issa

The day we saw the hawk

On a churchyard tree

A kite too

Was in the far sky.

- Hekigodo

Toward those short trees

We saw a hawk descending

On a day in spring

- Shiki

for more famous haiku poems by Basho, click here!

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