Articles about 'Japanese Poems'
August 22nd, 2011
You can hear poet Robert Hass reading his translations of some Haiku poems by Japanese poet and Buddhist priest Kobayashi Issa (1763 – 1827) in the video below. The first is one of my favorites: Don’t worry spiders I keep house Casually. Listen to more here… Enjoy! Mama Lisa
May 21st, 2011
A Child’s Garden of Poetry is a show running on HBO for a couple of more days. So if you have HBO – go see it while it’s still on! It’s a half hour program geared towards kids… but adults will enjoy it too. In the show, kids talk about poetry and read a few...
September 22nd, 2010
Dragonflies are a sign of the seasons in Japan. The red dragonfly is specifically a sign of Autumn. There are Japanese poems in the haiku style about this theme. Haiku is an unrhymed Japanese verse form in three lines only. The 3 lines have five, seven, and five syllables respectively. Below are some haiku...
August 24th, 2009
A Landscape Land, green-brown; Sea, brown-grey; Island, dull peacock blue; Sky, stone-grey. I like the imagery of this poem. What’s interesting is that the sea is brown-grey and the island is blue. “A Landscape” was originally Japanese. If anyone can send in the original, I’d love to add it here. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks! Mama...