Welcome to our daily Haiku Poems article!
Today we will focus on seasonal reference. It is another element of haiku poems that makes them special among other kinds of poetry.
There’s not much to explain really, but there are many different ways of achieving it.
Let’s see what Haiku masters have to say in this topic:
The years first day
thoughts and loneliness;
the autumn dusk is here.
No one travels
Along this way but I,
This autumn evening.
In those two poems by Basho Matsuo the reference is pretty obvious, season was named in the last line.
In my old home
which I forsook, the cherries
are in bloom.
In this haiku poem, Issa mentions blooming cherries as a reference to early spring.
There are many ways of hiding the reference, just like in the following haikus poem:
Right at my feet –
and when did you get here,
Snails usually walk out during rains, mostly in summer> autumn, so the season here isn’t accurately defined, but there is a reference to it.