Masaoki Shiki

(1867 - 1902)

Haiku 05 - Poem by Masaoki Shiki

entangled with
the scattering cherry blossoms—
the wings of birds!

Comments about Haiku 05 by Masaoki Shiki

  • Fabrizio Frosini (6/11/2016 12:21:00 PM)


    Cherry blossoms are the most beloved flower of the Japanese people. They bloom for a brief time and are very fragile, symbolizing the transience of life; this symbolism harmonizes well Buddhist teachings. Masses of cherry blossoms are used as metaphors for clouds. Falling cherry blossoms are likened to snow, and are used as a metaphor for a warrior killed in his youth.
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  • (4/29/2014 8:44:00 AM)

    Simply love Shiki's haiku's! (Report) Reply

  • Captain Herbert Poetry (4/27/2014 5:01:00 AM)

    A wings to fly with the poetry. LIKE it (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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