much more intricate

than man's design ~ dew covered

bejewelled spider web


sunken stone glistening

silent trout ~ with his shadow

turns them off and on


no shelter from rain

damp pigeon ~ lets the rain drops

escape down her tail


waving green sea-grass

a bright fringe on the dark dunes

in coastal sunrise


jewel of an insect

iridescent dragon fly

alights on my pond


Thanks for sharing ~ comments welcome ~ BRIAN XOX


Classical English Haiku must be about NATURE ~ written 

in lower case with no Rhyme and no Punctuation !  SENRYU 

are about HUMAN Foibles & Emotions  Ideally they should have

17 syllables presented in a 5 7 5 pattern ~ The above are 

good examples and ones I use (each with its own picture)

in my Poetry Class for Seniors ~ ENJOY ~ BRIAN XOX    


  • orchidee

    A fine flurry of fabulous Haiku Brian. I've run out of 'f's now!


      Thanks STEVE for your encouraging comment ! Also for reminding us of the importance of ALLITERATION in poetry ! It add rhythm and aids recitation ! Yours BRIAN

    • Goldfinch60

      Good Haikus Brian but your statement about Senryu is incorrect Senryu are about emotion.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT ANDY ~ YES In my experience SENRYU do tend to be about people and human foibles ! They are emotional and often cynical and humorous whereas HAIKU are more gentle and serious ~ Yours BRIAN Thanks for your comment on Artists (FUSION) I have added a picture of Holman Hunt's ~ Light of the World ~ OK !

      • Lorna

        I especially love the 2nd and 3rd little haikus Brian.....

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks LORNA and thanks for saving it as a FAVORITE ~TWO is my fave ~ i love to watch rainbow trout in a clear stream ! I have added a DRAGON FLY ~ you might like to re-visit ! Yours as ever ~ BRIAN Please add a ARTIST to my new FUSION ~ I will add a PAINTING ~ Thanks B !

        • Christina8

          A great collection of Haiku today Brian! I like the bejeweled spider web one, probably because it comes with a picture! Glad you are doing well!

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            THANKS CHRIS ~ All is in order ~ A & R are enjoying their stopover in SINGAPORE ~ New Zealand tomorrow ! Pleased you liked the HAIKU ~ I love dew bedecked Spider Webs but I have changed the picture please check ~ Hugs ~ Brian & Angela ~ @@@@@@@

          • Theta the scholar

            Very nice Haiku Brains, very pleasant work as always-Theta

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Thanks THETA ~ Pleased you liked them ! I always post to give pleasure ~ OK ~ BRIAN

            • Michael Edwards

              Five gems Brian

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                Thanks MIKE ~ Nature always stirs my MUSE and what better response than a perfect ENGLISH HAIKU ~ Pleased you enjoyed them as you would a gemstone ! Each one represents something I have witnessed in Nature ~ Yours BRIAN
                Please add an ARTIST to my latest FUSION and I will add an apt painting as I did for ANDY ~ Thanks B !

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