Haiku My Heart: Children’s Haiku From the Japanese Garden: Lift Up Your Hands to Bless The World 日本 and Reach Out Your Arms in Love to Nippon


The following are haiku and pictures written and drawn by Japanese grade school and high school children living in Japan. These were published online on a website called Children’s Haiku Garden, along with haiku written by children from the U.S., Canada, Australia and several other countries. I see the website as an international garden where all haiku and the children who write them coexist peaceably.

each insect
its own summer

(VERSE)Saori Yamada 11yrs :Japanese
(PICTURE)Saori Yamada 11yrs:Japanese

a raindrop on the window
in the morning sun

(VERSE) Mai Sonokawa 14yrs :Japanese
(PICTURE) Saki Tokuda 15yrs :
@@@@@Yatsushiro Daiyon Junior High School, Kumamoto Prefecture

spring thunder
breaking some umbrellas,
cherry blossoms scatter

(VERSE)Shotaro Kajihara 12yrs :Japanese
(PICTURE)Emi Sugita 12yrs:Japanese

The sound of the waves
Soothe the pain of my heart
At the evening shore

(VERSE)Masayo Matsumoto 15yrs :Japanese
(PICTURE)Miho Kobayashi 14yrs :
@@@@@Yatsushiro Daiyon Junior High School, Kumamoto Prefecture

moon light
the blossom pink wind

(VERSE)Yuko Miyazawa 15yrs :Japanese
(PICTURE)Seika Yanagawa 15yrs:Japanese

a red dragonfly
little Mi-chan

(VERSE)Mitsuyo Katsumata 8yrs :Japanese
(PICTURE)Midori Hasegawa 11yrs:Japanese

These Haiku May be found at the following link


 For More Haiku My Heart, Please Visit Recuerda Mi Corazon. You will be so grateful that you did. Thank you.

Mission To Help Bring AID and Comfort To Japan:
The Aquatic Angels is a fundraising team that has formed online in an effort to help the wonderful and deserving people of Japan who need our mercy, compassion and care. We are giving you the opportunity to Join Us in Offering the Japanese People, who have faced the disaster of both Earthquake and Tsunami ~Shelter, Comfort, Warmth and a Chance at Human Dignity in the Face of True Disaster. If you would like to help our team, Aquatic Angels,~ simply Sponsor us by clicking on the team name or any one of the other colored links in this paragraph, which will direct you to our team page where you may offer whatever gift of Love your heart leads you to give. In addition, there is a wonderful image of a Japanese doll taken by my teammate Rebecca Brooks at the bottom of my blog page. It says “ShelterBoxUSA” and Aquatic Angels Team. You may click on her as well to reach the Aquatic Angels’ team page. We are trying to reach a $2,000 goal and we are nearly there. The cost of sending one ShelterBox is $1,000 USD. Our money has already gone to sending various boxes and we want to keep contributing. Please open your hearts and give whatever you can to help our Japanese Brothers and Sisters. Lift up your hands to Bless the World and Reach Toward Japan in Love and Peace. Thank you for reading this in kindness.

Added Note: Rebecca of Recuerda mi Corazon has generously offered her Winged Stained Glass Heart pictured at the bottom of my blog. Her offer follows. Thank you,

Noelle Renee ~Aquatic Angels Team Captain

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  1. The haiku and artworks are very beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

  2. Those are fantastic! What beautiful drawings and even more beautiful haiku. Kids weave those words with what seems like so much more skill, feeling and heart than so many 'adults'. Exceptional talent and beauty. Such peaceful images and thoughts. Good job finding the site that holds these treasures.


  3. margaretpanpipesApril 9, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Hi Noelle~ Thank you for sharing these and also for explaining that the Haiku Garden is global. One world = one people. The haiku are so full of wisdom, the kind of wisdom when mind/body/soul connects with nature. And the illustrations are beautiful! xxox

  4. you know how the art and words of children speak straight to my heart.

    thank you for this my friend....

  5. You bring such beauty before our eyes, always turning our attention to the way of love. Your mother would have been brimming with pride for the person you have become.

    Happy remembering today!

    Love Sue x

  6. Thank you for this Noelle.
    Together we can!!!

  7. Bless you, Gemma. I am thankful for your kindness!


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