Masaoki Shiki

(1867 - 1902)

Haiku 01 - Poem by Masaoki Shiki

In the coolness
of the empty sixth-month sky...
the cuckoo's cry.


Comments about Haiku 01 by Masaoki Shiki

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/3/2016 11:56:00 AM)

    Amusing Haiku....
    This can be interpreted in many ways and in many terms......Simply superb. (Report) Reply

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  • 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]
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  • (4/29/2014 3:13:00 PM)


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

  • (4/29/2014 8:40:00 AM)


    So simply beautiful! (Report) Reply

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


    Cool to read. beautiful meter (Report) Reply

  • (11/25/2008 11:46:00 AM)


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

  • (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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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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