Haiku Quotes

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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

Ian Fleming
“You only live twice:
Once when you are born
And once when you look death in the face”
Ian Fleming, You Only Live Twice

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

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

Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.
“Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.”
Author-Poet Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

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

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

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

“Un-winged and naked, sorrow surrenders its crown to a throne called grace.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

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

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

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

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

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

“Even when muddy your wings sparkle bright wonders that heal broken worlds.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

“History dressed up in the glow of love’s kiss turned grief into beauty.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

Matsuo Bashō
“April's air stirs in
Willow-leaves...a butterfly
Floats and balances”
Bashō, Japanese Haiku

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

Matsuo Bashō
“Dead my old fine hopes
And dry my dreaming but still...
Iris, blue each spring”
Shushiki, Japanese Haiku

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

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

Lauren Beukes
“She would disappear
folded like origami
into her own dreams”
Lauren Beukes, The Shining Girls
tags: haiku

Matsuo Bashō
“On a bare branch a crow is perched - autumn evening”

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

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

Kobayashi Issa
“Giddy grasshopper
Take care...do not leap and crush
These pearls of dewdrop”
Issa, Japanese Haiku

Matthew Quick
“You may exist in
this world--but I exist too
and I will not yield”
Matthew Quick, Sorta Like a Rock Star

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

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