Celebrate the Four Seaons of Haiku

Sarah Ritchie Celebrations, Families and Kids Leave a Comment

I recently came across a little book, How to eat a Poem: A Smorgasbord of Tasty and Delicious Poems for Young Readers, edited by the American Poetry & Literacy Project and The Academy of American Poets.  The books contains a seasonal Haiku poems, a perfect way to mark the Autumn Equinox.

Arakida Moritake

A colorful falling leaf
drifts to a branch–
No, a butterfly!

Takarai Kikaku

The cold moon shines
on the matting on the floor,
thin shadows of the pines.

Matsuo Basho

The temple bell stops;
but the ringing echoes
from out of the blossoms.

Kawabata Bosha

Fireflies at nightfall—
a chair of bright beads
along the water’s edge.

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