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

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

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.”

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Santōka Taneda
“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.”
Santoka Taneda, Mountain Tasting: Haiku and Journals of Santoka Taneda

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

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

Matsuo Bashō
“The temple bell stops
But the sound keeps coming
out of the flowers”
Matsuo Bashō
tags: haiku

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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