Celebrate the Four Seaons of Haiku

Written by on September 21, 2011 in Celebrations, Families and Kids - No comments
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I recently came across a little book, How to eat a Poem: A Smorgasbord of Tasty and Delicious Poems for Young Readers, edited by the American Poetry & Literacy Project and The Academy of American Poets.  The books contains a seasonal Haiku poems, a perfect way to mark the Autumn Equinox.

Autumn
Arakida Moritake

A colorful falling leaf
drifts to a branch–
No, a butterfly!

Winter
Takarai Kikaku

The cold moon shines
on the matting on the floor,
thin shadows of the pines.

Spring
Matsuo Basho

The temple bell stops;
but the ringing echoes
from out of the blossoms.

Summer
Kawabata Bosha

Fireflies at nightfall—
a chair of bright beads
along the water’s edge.

About the Author

Life-Cycle Celebrant Sarah Ritchie respects all faiths. She has received diplomas from the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, USA, where she now serves as a faculty member. Sarah wants to lead the way in creating a ceremony that reflects you, your love, and all the things that you hold most dear in the world. She lives in New York City, but brings along a hospitality that she attributes to her home, Oklahoma. In addition to this work that she adores, she devotes herself to a variety of charities on issues relating to education, children, health, and the arts.

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