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Haiku Poems About Nature (for Spring and Summer Seasons)

– Haiku Poems About Nature –

April 17 is National Haiku Day. Write your own nature-inspired haiku as part of our Performing Arts Team’s celebration of all the creatures and plants that make Los Angeles home.

Haiku Poems About Nature

A haiku is a brief poetry with three lines that each include five, seven, and five syllables, respectively.

You will be guided by Ilana Gustafon through watching nature in your own backyard and creating a little poem from your findings.

Rules to Read Haiku Poems

Sometimes poets disregard the word count and focus only on crafting a concise poem about nature free from any restrictions. Here is an illustration of this style of poem.

a. Three lines with a syllable count of 5/7/5/.

b. Most haiku are composed of fragments of phrases.

c. Typically refers to a single moment in nature.

d. There are no titles and no rhymes in haiku.

e. A change in perspective or enlightenment of some type occurs towards the poem’s conclusion.

Counting Syllables

a. Clap out each syllable as you say the word.

b. The word “blue” has one syllable (one clap): blue

c. The word “thunder” has two syllables (two claps): thun-der.

d. The word “poetry” has three syllables (three claps): Po-et-ry.

Haiku Vs Senryu

Haiku Poems About Nature

The terms haiku and senryu are frequently used interchangeably. They all have three lines and a syllable count of 5/7/5, however the theme and tone vary.

A senryu frequently has a funny tone and is about human nature (characteristics, behavior, feelings, and attributes), whereas a haiku is about nature and seasons with a slightly respectful tone.

Here is a sample:

I tipped the artist
a benjamin for every
wrinkle overlooked

By Danna Smith

Behind the Poem

Poets in Japan used to come together for poetry parties hundreds of years ago (sounds like my sort of fun!). Each poet created a little stanza, which when put together with the others formed a longer poem known as a renga.

They referred to the first stanza as a Hokku. They created the haiku when the Japanese accepted these introductory verses as standalone poetry in the early 1900s.

These poems are simple to compose and enjoyable. I sincerely hope you’ll give it a shot and post your poem(s) in the remarks section. Here’s some motivation to share if you’re “iffy” about it.

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Haiku Poems About Nature

Haiku Poems About Nature

There have been a lot of poems about nature written since the haiku form was first introduced during the Edo era. I’d like to highlight some of the notable haiku poets’ works among them.

You may use them to generate haiku poetry ideas. If you’re seeking for Matsuo Basho’s haiku poems, we recommend reading “Best 10 Matsuo Basho’s Haiku Poems.”

Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828)

The cool breeze

Twisted and crooked,

Then came here.

The summer mountains.

At my every steps,

I could see more.

It looks appetizing.

It snows softly

And gently.

Yosa Buson (1716-1784)

The canola flowers.

The moon in the east.

The sun in the west.

Only Mount Fuji

Is left unburied

By young leaves.

Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902)

Haiku Poems About Nature

Masaoka Shiki had been ill in bed of spinal caries by tuberculosis and died of it. He couldn’t see the snowy view of his garden and asked mother or sister the amount.

The red dragonfly.
At the Tsukuba, no cloud is seen.
The tachibana trees.
The wind is old-fashioned
At Hase village.

Tachibana:Inedible green citrus fruit native to Japan

Kawahigashi Hekigoto(1873-1937)

The light snow.
The ice with no trace
On the lake.
The butterfly touches
and go around the base stone
And the glass gives off the smell.
The bright stars
decline in the sky,
A little cuckoo.
A larch is
A really sad wood.
A red dragonfly.

Takahama Kyoshi (1874-1959)

In the bamboo grove
The yellow spring sunlight,
I look up at it.
The clear day in the rany season.
The madder red of the twilight appeared
And vanished instantly.
The autumn sky
Is cut in two
By the big chinquapin tree.
The distant mountain
Catch the sun.
The desolate field.

Hasegawa Kanajo (1887-1969)

The sound of rain.
The clouds on the right-side are
With the summer moon.
The autumn dizzling rain.
In a flash,
The pine trees get wet.
On the Chinese quince
The sun shines, the moon shines.
On the steep path.
The first snow
On the Mt. Fuji and the round
Cloud flows from there.

The 2nd Season

Fresh spring morning time.
That’s the sound of solitude,
the presence of peace.

Rain Haiku

Rain hits my window
Angels tap-dancing softly
A heavenly sound

Happy Spring Haiku

Spring brings happiness
Flowers, songbirds, and green grass.
God’s love on display.

A Rainbow (Haiku)

Crescent of colors
Arching high above our heads.
Sunshine brings us hope.


Swaying leaves on the trees,
warmer air, blooming flowers,
Spring’s finally here.

Butterfly Bush

Purple butterfly
Bush grows weary with its load
Covered with gold wings

Waterfalls of Expectations

Spilling mother’s milk
Nature’s bounty feeds her child –
River’s youth fades fast


Morning Song of Praise

‘neath buttermilk skies
my soul on the horizon –
I have found my voice

Erosion (Haiku)

Gullies scar brown earth
Hurricanes bring erosion
Of both soil and lives

A Delicate Balance

Breathless and beguiled
Nature blankets my lone dreams
Swallowing me whole

Mountain of Regrets

As large boulders weep,
Tears stream down sharp cheeks of stone:
Sobbing precipice.

Cloak of the Oak

Sunset souls seep sighs
Our eyes as blue butterflies
Leaves…God’s love letters

On Solid Ground – EL

My feet are on solid ground,
for to the earth I am bound.
Though I hear a river flowing
and see the full moon glowing –
a pie in star-studded sky –
I do not dream I may fly.
My feet are on solid ground.

We hope with these examples of Haiku poems about nature, you can spot and interpreter any of such.

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