rowing through
out of the mist
the wide sea

—Masaoka Shiki (1867 - 1902)

This poem demonstrates the wonderful calm that pervades many of Shiki's 23,000 haiku.

from William J. Higginson with Penny Harter, The Haiku Handbook: How to Write, Share, and Teach Haiku, published by Kodansha International. Copyright 1985 William J. Higginson; used by permission of the translator.

(Handbook, p. 24)

About the author: Shiki (1867-1902) created revolutions in haiku (the name he gave to this kind of poem), tanka, and the personal essay during his short life.


Responses to the haiku for 7 March 2002 by Masaoka Shiki (1867 - 1902)

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-10-10 06:12:20

    foghorn ~
    tiny boat prevails the storm
    land ho