|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.|
||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.|
||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
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