”Long the summer day,
patterns on the ocean sand,
our idle footprints .”

– haiku by Masaoka Shiki

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”Lasting summer

Abundance of blue

Splash .”

-haiku by Azumi Uchitani

”Roots of a large summer tree
on a rock
extend in all directions.”

– haiku by Kiyoshi Takahama

”The sun

creating light and shadow

making the harmony .”

– haiku by Azumi Uchitani

traces of a dream,
within a field of flowers
-haiku by Chiyo-Ni

”We met and we part

all that remains are

traces of brush and ink .”

– haiku by Daigu Ryokan

” Stillness–
the cicada’s cry
drills into the rocks..”
– haiku by Matsuo Basho

”On a branch

floating downriver
a cricket, singing..”

– haiku by Kobayashi Issa

”Seashells on the table,
concealing the melodies,
of the deep sea,”
– haiku by Takeshita Shizunojo

”Hands drop
all things on the ground–
the clear water .”
– Haiku by Chiyo-Ni

”A cicada shell;
it sang itself
utterly away .”

-haiku by Matsuo Basho

”On the water,

the reflections,

of a wonderer .”

-haiku by Santika Teneda


the sun is setting,

into the stone ”

– haiku by Yosa Buson

”If anyone comes, child,
don’t open the gate
or the melons will flee!”
― haiku by Kobayashi Issa

”In the blazing sun,

the sand rose from the desert,

and fled with the wind.”

– Haiku by Richard Wright

”Standing here,
where the blueness of the sea,
is infinite.”
– Haiku by Taneda Santōka

”Waves of summer grass:
All that remains of soldiers’
Impossible dreams.”
-haiku by Matsuo Basho

”Cool clear water,
is all there is,
fleeting fireflies .”
– haiku by Chiyo-Ni