Masaoki Shiki

(1867 - 1902)

Haiku 01 - Poem by Masaoki Shiki


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Comments about Haiku 01 by Masaoki Shiki

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (7/23/2016 6:49:00 AM)

    a beautiful haiku, indeed, but one of despair - I'd say (probably because of Shiki's illness) .
    See the following [a hokku by Basho]: there is not that 'emptiness' in Basho's verse.. the moon is shining in all its beauty:

    '' a cuckoo cries / and through a thicket of bamboo / the late moon shines ''

    [Matsuo Basho] (Report) Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (4/29/2014 3:13:00 PM)

    .........love to hear the cuckoos cry...beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Colleen Courtney (4/29/2014 8:40:00 AM)

    So simply beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • Herbert Guitang Herbert Guitang (4/27/2014 4:03:00 AM)

    Cool to read. beautiful meter (Report) Reply

  • Esther Hudson (11/25/2008 11:46:00 AM)

    so good. you are a good poet. (Report) Reply

  • Dimitris(Jimmy) Psachos (6/17/2007 8:13:00 AM)

    Speechless...a worthy descendant of the great haiku pieces! Profound and expressive, the cuckoo is probably his despair to the supposed assurance of recent happy events. It presents the real, empty, shallow attitude of(his?) world. (Report) Reply








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