Famous Examples of Haiku Poetry

Below are two examples of Haiku poetry by famous poets.  Both of these poems suggest a seasonal theme or contain a seasonal word. What season do you think is suggested by these poems?


Basho Matsuo is known as the first great poet of Haiku.

Above: Basho Matsuo

An old silent pond...

A frog jumps into the pond,

splash! Silence again.


by Basho (1644-1694)

For more information on Basho visit: Yahoo Poets Directory

Natsume Soseki is considered the Charles Dickens of Japan.

Above: Natsume Soseki

Over the wintry

forest, winds howl in  rage

with no leaves to blow.


by Soseki (1275-1351)

For more information on Soseki visit: Natsume Soseki


Click on this link to learn more about Haiku Poetry.
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