Sunday Haiku: A summer storm / the papers upon my desk / are blown away
Sunday Haiku: A summer storm / the papers upon my desk / are blown away

Happy Sunday! Today, we will dissect another poem for a stormy summer day. So,...

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Sunday Haiku: へなへなに A Flip-flopping Fan on a Hot Summer Day
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Sunday Haiku: へなへなに A Flip-flopping Fan on a Hot Summer Day

Happy Sunday! Today, we will dissect another poem for a hot summer day. So, gr...

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Sunday Haiku: Basho and the charming violets
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Sunday Haiku: Basho and the charming violets

Happy Sunday! Today, we will dissect another Basho poem. So, grab a cup of coffee and let's dig in!

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Sunday Haiku: Basho 閑さや   岩にしみ入る   蝉の声
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Sunday Haiku: Basho 閑さや 岩にしみ入る 蝉の声

Happy Sunday! Today, we will dissect one of Basho's most famous poems. So, grab a cup of coffee and let's dig in!

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A Mother's Day Haiku by Issa
A Mother's Day Haiku by Issa

Happy Mother's Day! (For much of the world) This week, we have another haiku by the great 小林 一茶【こばやし いっさ】 Kobayashi Issa. It is a spring poem ab...

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Sunday Haiku: Spring has Sprung with 小林一茶
Sunday Haiku: Spring has Sprung with 小林一茶

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Sunday Haiku: Yosa Buson for a Lazy Spring Day
Sunday Haiku: Yosa Buson for a Lazy Spring Day

Today's haiku is by 与謝 蕪村【よさ ぶそん】. Yosa Buson (1716-1784) was a poet and painter during the Edo period (more on him below).

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Sunday Haiku: Natsume Souseki and the Higanzakura
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Sunday Haiku: Natsume Souseki and the Higanzakura

Did you know Natsume Souseki (of I am a Cat and Botchan fame) was also a haiku poet? Let's breakdown a haiku written by him about the fleeting beauty of sakura cherry blossoms.

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A haiku by Yumi's mother: ホテルの灯 迷い蛍の 一人旅

Did you know Yumi's mother is a haiku poet? Makoto+ Shogun members, Read more

Sunday Haiku: 加賀の千代女 Kaga no Chiyo
Sunday Haiku: 加賀の千代女 Kaga no Chiyo

Kaga no Chiyo (加賀 千代女) was a poet from the Edo period. She is regarded as one of the greatest poets of all time and widely considered an important creative voice for Japanese women to follow.

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