HAIKU for the Zen Garden

Between our two lives / there is also the life of / the cherry blossom. - Basho


Haiku is an important part of ZenGarden.club.  We will continually present works from the old masters, including Basho, Issa, Buson and other well-known poets. We even have a section of guidelines to writing haiku, in case you want to write your own or enter one of our contests.

We always enjoy sharing new entries from our members and other contemporary poets.  Gardens and haiku have so much in common!



Basho and the Art of Haiku

Basho and the Art of Haiku — Haiku, with its gentle guidelines and rules, is much more than counting syllables!  Matsuo Bashō (1644 – 1694), the father of traditional haiku and one of the most revered poets in Japan, is

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