Haiku Poems

Background:

Haiku's are short poems that don't rhyme and are usually about nature. They originated in Japan. The simplicity and power of Haiku's made them popular worldwide. The haiku was introduced to the western world in the 1950s.Basho, Buson, Issa, and Shiki are some very respected Japanese poets who wrote haikus over the centuries. Because of the language difference, there maybe different numbers of syllables throughout the poem.

Example Poem

The Clouds
By:Mohammad Akmal Nazir


Like soft white carpet
On the blue floor of Heaven
Clouds are spread splendidly.

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