Spring haiku poems are a fun way to shed the winter doldrums and cast your vision toward spring dreaming. Traditionally, haiku poetry was about nature.
About Haiku Poetry
Modern haiku can be about any topic under the sun. However, haiku, originating in Japan, was about capturing the essence of nature’s wonder in simple three line haiku poems, and nature is still the most popular subject matter for haikus*. In fact, it’s often the experience of awe at nature’s magnificence that inspires us to find those few words that might describe that wonder.
It could be said that haiku poetry is about describing the indescribable… the hidden essence felt as presence, or the hidden essence behind it all. Haiku is equally about stating the obvious as it is giving meaning to the intangible.
*Haiku is both singular and plural, so it’s not technically correct to say haikus, though it is a common occurrence in English.
A Growing Collection of Spring Haiku Poems
Toward that, we’re creating a growing collection of spring haikus in this article. Feel free to send yours and we’re glad to add them here. These are just the first buds of spring popping up with many more to come!
WINTER AWAKENINGHaiku by Beth Murphy, haiku & tanka poet
Cave dweller peeks out
Dawn calls behind sheltered clouds
Hibernate no more
Beth’s art description of this hibernation haiku is interesting and actually quite relatable!
Hibernation for Winter or Spring:
“This actually looks like a spring Haiku relating to hibernating animals… however, it’s not what it seems. For me the ‘writing hibernation’ is the opposite – wishing to spend outside time and less ‘inside my creative mind’ during the warmer months. Now, [this was written in November] we are more bound to be inside, [so] the creative inner hibernation for me has ended. I have a clearer mind when I am not competing with all the fond outside experiences of being a summer girl. PS feeling unstuck!”
SPRING AWAKE HAIKULeAura Alderson, creator iCreateDaily.com®
Spring dreaming awake
Shaking off winter’s slumber
Flowers yawn at dawn.
BAREFOOT HAIKUJulie (Meehan) Courtois, poet, writer
I breathe in the Spring.
See Mother Nature winking.
Grass between my toes.
A BUTTERFLY — Famous Haiku Poem & Poet~Masaoka Shiki, Japanese poet, author, 1867-1902
Floating in the breeze,
A single butterfly.
NOTE: Japanese translated poems syllables will vary in English, plus Haiku Poems don’t all follow the 5-7-5 rule
Cherry Blossom Haiku
CHERRY BLOSSOM HAIKU~Kathy Furgal, artist, crafter, teacher
Cherry blossoms bloom
The air is warm and sweet
I will play hooky.
CROCUS HAIKU~Shannon Schofield, poet, writer, gardener
To my hungry ears today
Spring will be here soon
GROWTH HAIKU~Mieka Peebles, writer
And time of rebirth to clothe.
A season of growth.
SPRING IRIS HAIKU
Iris greets the sun;~Haiku & photo by Susanna Holman
once I see her I’m undone!
Thankful come what may.
Share Your Spring Haiku Poem
We’d love to read and share your spring haiku poem. If you’re also a visual artist, we’d love to share your spring art and your spring haiku poem. Send it to us, and we’ll publish it with tribute to you, and let you know when it’s up as well.
Want More Haiku Poem Examples?
Want more haiku? You can find our New Year’s Haiku post here and more examples of haiku and haiku memes here. Also, check out info on Tanka poems — the sister to haiku for more creative callisthenics!
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