Wake Butterfly -  It's late, we've miles  to go together.  -- Matsuo Basho

Wake butterfly – It’s late, we’ve miles to go together. -- Matsuo Basho, japanese haiku poet and master. The greatest man that Japan has ever produced.

The temple bell stops-- / but the sound keeps coming out of the flowers - Basho, epigraph to Mary Oliver's A Poetry Handbook (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1994)

don't know why but this sounds like a story prompt. The temple bell stops-- / but the sound keeps coming out of the flowers - Basho, epigraph to Mary Oliver's A Poetry Handbook (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,

Butterfly Haiku  Above life's chaos A Butterfly flaps its wings Everything changes

Butterfly Haiku: Above life's chaos A Butterfly flaps its wings Everything changes

70 Likes, 8 Comments - Jo Tito (@wonderingearth) on Instagram: “the seeds of rongo  planted with the ancient ones  remembering love . . . #day13 #365project #haiku…”

70 Likes, 8 Comments - Jo Tito (@wonderingearth) on Instagram: “the seeds of rongo planted with the ancient ones remembering love . . . #day13 #365project #haiku…”

Third Grade Composition Poetry Worksheets: Nature Haiku

Nature Haiku

Haiku poetry is great for capturing the idea of nature, and this worksheet helps your young poet make the connection.

47 Likes, 3 Comments - Jo Tito (@wonderingearth) on Instagram: “I wonder about  Nature growing these things The cycles of life  #haiku  #day23 #365project…”

47 Likes, 3 Comments - Jo Tito (@wonderingearth) on Instagram: “I wonder about Nature growing these things The cycles of life #haiku #day23 #365project…”

68 Likes, 3 Comments - Jo Tito (@wonderingearth) on Instagram: “Folded into sand Beneath the shadows of time Creativity  #haiku #day21 #365project  #naturephoto”

68 Likes, 3 Comments - Jo Tito (@wonderingearth) on Instagram: “Folded into sand Beneath the shadows of time Creativity #haiku #day21 #365project #naturephoto”

69 Likes, 2 Comments - Jo Tito (@wonderingearth) on Instagram: “An offering of heart Even when love is not felt Is there such a thing?  #haiku #day15 #365project…”

69 Likes, 2 Comments - Jo Tito (@wonderingearth) on Instagram: “An offering of heart Even when love is not felt Is there such a thing? #haiku #day15 #365project…”

Tanka poem: carrying the sun-- by Michael McClintock.  Poetry / Tanka

Michael McClintock is an American poet and scholar of modern poetry including tanka, haiku, haibun, and haiga.

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