Quotes About Haiku

Quotes tagged as "haiku" (showing 1-30 of 151)
Rick Riordan
“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?”
Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan
“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.”
Rick Riordan, The Titan's Curse

Kobayashi Issa
“What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.”
Kobayashi Issa, Poems

Jarod Kintz
“I want to create a seventeen-syllable word that encompasses the human condition, and then use that word to form the world’s most perfect haiku.”
Jarod Kintz, I Want

Jarod Kintz
“Here's a haiku/palindrome I wrote called, "Obsession."

Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob,
Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob,
Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob”
Jarod Kintz, A Letter to Andre Breton, Originally Composed on a Leaf of Lettuce With an Ink-dipped Carrot

Matsuo Bashō
“Winter solitude-
in a world of one colour
the sound of the wind.”
Matsuo Bashō

Ryan Mecum
“Blood is really warm,
it's like drinking hot chocolate
but with more screaming.”
Ryan Mecum, Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your...Brains

Kobayashi Issa
I'm here-
the snow falling.”
Kobayashi Issa

Jon J. Muth
“It is easy to believe we are each waves and forget we are also the ocean.”
Jon J. Muth

Kobayashi Issa
“O snail
Climb Mount Fuji
But slowly, slowly!”
Kobayashi Issa

Matsuo Bashō
“This autumn-
why am I growing old?
bird disappearing among clouds.”
Matsuo Bashō

Yosa Buson
“Calligraphy of geese
against the sky-
the moon seals it.”
Yosa Buson

Kobayashi Issa
“The world of dew
is the world of dew.
And yet, and yet--”
Kobayashi Issa, The Dumpling Field: Haiku Of Issa
tags: haiku

“All Heaven and Earth
Flowered white obliterate...
Snow...unceasing snow”
Hashin, Japanese Haiku

Santōka Taneda
“Haiku is not a shriek, a howl, a sigh, or a yawn; rather, it is the deep breath of life.”
Santōka Taneda, Mountain Tasting: Haiku and Journals of Santoka Taneda

Sonia Sanchez
“Come windless invader
I am a carnival of
Stars, a poem of blood.”
Sonia Sanchez

“Many solemn nights
Blond moon, we stand and marvel...
Sleeping our noons away”
Teitoku, Japanese Haiku

Kobayashi Issa
“before the gate --
my walking stick's made a river
of melting snow”
Kobayashi Issa

Jarod Kintz
“I know how to tell a woman I love her in seventeen syllables or less. I’m not talking about a haiku, I’m talking about grunts from an orgasm.”
Jarod Kintz, A Story That Talks about Talking Is Like Chatter to Chattering Teeth, and Every Set of Dentures Can Attest to the Fact That No..

Matsuo Bashō
“Mountain-rose petals
Falling, falling, falling now...
Waterfall music”
Matsuo Bashō, Japanese Haiku

Ryan Mecum
“If this were real life,
Ed would have looked at her neck-
bite, dead, burp, credits.”
Ryan Mecum, Vampire Haiku

Ryan Mecum
“If the dawn should break
and take away this sunrise,
I hope I break, too.”
Ryan Mecum, Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your...Brains
tags: haiku

Andrea Portes
Almost too much for this small frame.
You make me part of the sky.”
Andrea Portes, Anatomy of a Misfit
tags: haiku, ya

Matsuo Bashō
“Awakened at midnight
by the sound of the water jar
cracking from the ice”
Matsuo Bashō

“But for their cries,
The herons would be lost
Amidst the morning snow.”
Chiyo Ni

Matsuo Bashō
“Old dark sleepy pool...
Quick unexpected frog
Goes plop! Watersplash!”
Matsuo Bashō, Japanese Haiku

Matsuo Bashō
“Twilight whippoorwill...
Whistle on, sweet deepener
Of dark loneliness”
Matsuo Bashō, Japanese Haiku

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