Explore the world of haiku with this app from The Haiku Foundation. THF Haiku puts a collection of hundreds of beautiful poems from around the world at your fingertips so you can enjoy them anywhere. Search through the library by author, source, or content, or shake your phone for a random selection from the entire collection. As Jim Kacian, founder of The Haiku Foundation, says: "Live with these poems a little bit every day and you will find yourself entering a world of special noticing, heightened significance, and more natural relationships."
“An excellently curated collection of haiku, this includes thoughtful translations of works by Japanese masters, poems by some of the top modern poets (including a few not normally associated with haiku), and fine works by unknown — or little-known — writers.”
- 365 new haiku for the new year!
- Minor bugfixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
I am a big fan of this app. It's a fantastic cross section of contemporary English language haiku and great to read anywhere. Plus the share features are great.
The only reason I didn't give the app 5 stars is because of a Twitter Bug that came about in the most recent update.
When you tweet from the app you can't get back to the haiku. Your stuck on the tweet page and have to close the app and reopen it to read more. This wasn't a problem on the initial release.
Also, for my wish list, it would be cool if when you tweet the haiku that some hash tags could be auto included in the tweet such as "#haiku" or "#thf" for The Haiku Foundation. This would help the app folks and THF up their rankings in the wild.
Excellent poems; wide-ranging eras and styles
An excellently curated collection of haiku, this includes thoughtful translations of works by Japanese masters, poems by some of the top modern poets (including a few not normally associated with haiku), and fine works by unknown -- or little-known -- writers.
You can let the application choose a random haiku, or leaf through a library of poets and first lines.
For anybody who appreciates poetry, THF Haiku is a wise purchase.
If the developers expand this periodically, or offer annual updates, it will be a prize.
Finally! A contemporary haiku app to love
The selection of haiku poets and poems is superb. The simple presentation accentuates the poems. Jim Kacian's introduction does a nice job of explaining haiku without dismissing the range of approaches to be found today. What a gift, having this free collection always in my pocket. Thanks THF!
- Luke Bradford
- 9.8 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2011 Luke Bradford
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.