Haiku Quotes


Dreams like a podcast,
Downloading truth in my ears.
They tell me cool stuff."
"Apollo?" I guess, because I figured nobody else could make a haiku that bad.
He put his finger to his lips. "I'm incognito. Call me Fred."
"A god named Fred?

Apollo    Fred    Haiku    Humor    Percy jackson    Poem

You only live twice:
Once when you are born
And once when you look death in the face

Death    Haiku    James bond    Philosophy    Poetry

He cleared his throat and held up one hand dramatically.

Green grass breaks through snow.
Artemis pleads for my help.
I am so cool.
He grinned at us, waiting for applause.
"That last line was four syllables. Artemis said.
Apollo frowned. Was it?
Yes. What about
I am so bigheaded?
No, no, that’s six syllable, hhhm. He started muttering to himself.
Zoe Nightshade turned to us. Lord Apollo has been going through this haiku phase ever since he visited Japan. Tis not as bad as the time he visited Limerick. If I’d had to hear one more poem that started with,
There once was a godess from Sparta-"
I’ve got it! Apollo announced.
I am so awesome.
That’s five syllables! He bowed, looking very pleased with himself.

The Titan's Curse

Rick Riordan

The Titan's Curse
Apollo    Artemis    Haiku    Humor

He cleared his throat and held up one hand dramatically.
“Green grass breaks through snow.
Artemis pleads for my help.
I am so cool.”

He grinned at us, waiting for applause.
"That last line was four syllables.” Artemis said.
Apollo frowned. “Was it?”
“Yes. What about I am so bigheaded?”
“No, no, that’s six syllable, hhhm.” He started muttering to himself.
Zoe Nightshade turned to us. “Lord Apollo has been going through this haiku phase ever since he visited Japan. Tis not as bad as the time he visited Limerick. If I’d had to hear one more poem that started with, There once was a godess from Sparta-"
“I’ve got it!” Apollo announced. “I am so awesome. That’s five syllables!” He bowed, looking very pleased with himself.

Apollo    Artemis    Haiku    Humor

What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.

Blossoms    Cherry blossoms    Haiku    Japan    Life    Poetry    Spring

Winter solitude-
in a world of one colour
the sound of the wind.

Blood is really warm,
it's like drinking hot chocolate
but with more screaming.

Blood    Haiku    Horror    Humor    Zombies

O snail
Climb Mount Fuji
But slowly, slowly!

Here
I'm here-
the snow falling.

Haiku    Nature    Poetry

It is easy to believe we are each waves and forget we are also the ocean.

Haiku    Neighbors    Spelling    Zen

Un-winged and naked, sorrow surrenders its crown to a throne called grace.

This autumn-
why am I growing old?
bird disappearing among clouds.

Haiku    Life    Poetry

The world of dew
is the world of dew.
And yet, and yet--

Calligraphy of geese
against the sky-
the moon seals it.

Haiku    Nature    Poetry

Each person you meet
is an aspect of yourself,
clamoring for love.

Even when muddy your wings sparkle bright wonders that heal broken worlds.

History dressed up in the glow of love’s kiss turned grief into beauty.

All Heaven and Earth
Flowered white obliterate...
Snow...unceasing snow

Haiku    Snow    White

Haiku sounds like I'm
Saying hi to someone named
Ku. Hi, Ku. Hello.

Love taught me to die with dignity that I might come forth anew in splendor. Born once of flesh, then again of fire, I was reborn a third time to the sound of my name humming haikus in heaven’s mouth.

April's air stirs in
Willow-leaves...a butterfly
Floats and balances

Love, Mercy, and Grace, sisters all, attend your wounds of silence and hope.

Many solemn nights
Blond moon, we stand and marvel...
Sleeping our noons away

When composing a verse let there not be a hair's breath separating your mind from what you write; composition of a poem must be done in an instant, like a woodcutter felling a huge tree or a swordsman leaping at a dangerous enemy.

Composition    Creating    Haiku    Japanese    Poetry    Zen    Zen monks

Haiku is not a shriek, a howl, a sigh, or a yawn; rather, it is the deep breath of life.

Composition    Creating    Haiku    Japanese    Poetry    Zen    Zen monks

Quote words that affirm
all men and women are your
brothers and sisters.

Summer grasses,
All that remains
Of soldiers' dreams

Haiku    Samurai    Wisdom

Dead my old fine hopes
And dry my dreaming but still...
Iris, blue each spring

Haiku    Hope    Spring

She would disappear
folded like origami
into her own dreams

Hope drowned in shadows
emerges fiercely splendid––
boldly angelic.

Your pain is a school unto itself–– and your joy a lovely temple.

In pale moonlight / the wisteria's scent / comes from far away.

Come windless invader
I am a carnival of
Stars, a poem of blood.

Since my house burned down
I now have a better view
of the rising moon

The same hot lightning that burns your blood with passion–– cools your fears with peace.

Mountain-rose petals
Falling, falling, falling now...
Waterfall music

Change happens for you
the moment you want something
more than you fear it.

On a bare branch a crow is perched - autumn evening

Autumn    Crow    Haiku    Seasons

before the gate --
my walking stick's made a river
of melting snow

Why so scrawny, cat?
Starving for fat fish or mice...
Or backyard love?

Cats    Desire    Haiku

Awakened at midnight
by the sound of the water jar
cracking from the ice

Giddy grasshopper
Take care...do not leap and crush
These pearls of dewdrop

Real haiku is the soul of poetry. Anything that is not actually present in one's heart is not haiku. The moon glows, flowers bloom, insects cry, water flows. There is no place we cannot find flowers or think of the moon. This is the essence of haiku. Go beyond the restrictions of your era, forget about purpose or meaning, separate yourself from historical limitations—there you will find the essence of true art, religion, and science.

Composition    Creating    Haiku    Japanese    Poetry    Zen    Zen monks

Feet sandaled with dreams tread paths of vision leading to wisdom’s sharp peaks.

Over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow.

Describe plum-blossoms?
Better than my verses...white
Wordless Butterflies

Old dark sleepy pool...
Quick unexpected frog
Goes plop! Watersplash!

Frog    Haiku

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