Irish Haiku Society

Established in 2006

                 Honorary Members   

The Irish Haiku Society is a not-for-profit organisation promoting the writing and appreciation of haiku in Ireland. It organises readings, ginko, workshops and other haiku-related events.

The Irish Haiku Society, founded in September 2006, is an association of haiku poets.

The Irish Haiku Society organises haiku meetings, readings, book-launches, workshops, ginko and other haiku-related events.

The Board of the Irish Haiku Society deals with queries relating to these activities,
and can be contacted at

irishhaikusociety at gmail dot com


Honorary Members


 James W. Hackett was awarded Honorary Membership of the Irish Haiku Society for 2007. Honorary membership of the IHS is bestowed on those who have provided outstanding service to the world haiku movement over a sustained period of time. 

While accepting Honorary Membership James W. Hackett said: "It is especially meaningful in view of Ireland's literary tradition and my cherished Irish heritage."

James W. Hackett

Through the gossamer wings

of this still dragonfly

the blooming cosmos

Ant takes inventory

then lives without a crumb

to spread the news

Flying back and forth

through the supermarket,

a frantic sparrow

Beijing rush hour...

horse and cart heading home,

driver fast asleep

With each avalanche

of snow from the branches

an excited bird!

Such a humble bloom

on the ivy, yet see

how it draws bees

A bitter morning

sparrows sitting together

without any necks

From life in this world

spider runs over ashes

right into the fire

Twilight mountains

drifting on a quiet lake...

fish kissing the moon

Deep within the stream

the huge fish lie motionless

facing the current

The selection of haiku by James W Hackett reproduced with kind permission of the author. A bigger selection of his work is available at

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