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Learn Haiku through Cartoons


Old Pond Comics is a comic strip featuring two frogs: Master Kawazu (the frog who inspired Basho's most famous haiku poem) and his young apprentice Kaeru.

Since 2007, Old Pond Comics delights poets of all levels by illustrating famous haiku poems, poking fun at haiku rules, and following the adventures of a young haiku apprentice.

What better way to learn and teach haiku than through cartoons? Start reading ยป

What they said about Old Pond Comics
So funny I'm now crying over my laptop.
-Rahmatou Sangotte


You'll find Old Pond Comic in The Bulletin: a journal of Japanese Canadian community history and culture (monthly), on The Haiku Foundation bog (weekly), and in Haiku Canada Review, and Gong (quaterly). Previous publications include Geist, Ricepaper and Frogpond.

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