One of the haiku arts is creating sequences. They might be narrative, all on a theme, or have some particular creative constraint or central idea. Here are most of my haiku sequences, plus a few tanka sequences for good measure, and at least one of these is probably just short poetry. I have also adapted several of these sequences as PowerPoint presentations. For collaborative thematic poetry, see also the Rengay page, or visit the Collaborations page for selections of symbiotic poetry.

★ = most recommended (start with these sequences) 

Haiku Sequences

    After the Fall (four haiku)

    Angels We Have Heard On High (eight Christmas haiku)

Avonlea (17 haiku)

    Blocked by Clouds (five haiku)

    Buried (11 funeral haiku)

    By the Numbers (10 haiku)

    Covid Days (eight pandemic haiku by eight poets)

    Crocheting (eight haiku)

    Dew on a Rose (eight erotic haiku)

    Down the Lane (five haiku)

    Expecting (five pregnancy haiku)

Fine Lines (20 haiku)

Five Seasons (20 haiku)

    For Henry (three haiku)

    For Leonard Cohen (five haiku)

    forty neon buddhas

Four Directions (four haiku)

The Haijin’s Tweed Coat (11 haiku, with a twist)

    Haiku Lessons (13 haiku)

I’ll Go See (four haiku, after Bashō)

    Into a Roiling Sea (14 funeral haiku)

    Into Song (six haiku)

    Into the Woods (seven haiku)

Kazooku (four previously undiscovered classics by the haiku masters)

The Last Leaf (seven earthquake haiku)

The Mended Shōji (26 haiku about a trip to Japan)

    Migration (seven salmon haiku)

    moonrain (five rain haiku)

    Moving Day (22 pregnancy haiku)

    Neighbours (just two haiku)

    The Night Watchman (five narrative haiku)

Pop Fly (12 baseball haiku)

    Postcards from France (five Paris haiku)

    Rainbow (seven colour haiku)

    The Renga Party (11 haiku)

Seasoning (13 haiku)

Separation (17 haiku)

    Seven Flowers of Autumn (seven haiku)

    Seven Suns Story (35 poems)

Shēngxiào / 生肖 (12 haiku)

    Sleeping Over (12 erotic haiku)

    Star Wheel (28 haiku)

    Take Me Out to the Ballgame (four haiku)

Text-ku (13 haiku)

Thornewood Poems (41 hiking haiku)

    Tokyo to Kamakura (five haiku)

Treadmill (seven Y2K haiku)

    Twilight (four haiku)

    The Widow’s Shadow (five haiku)

    Valtec (four science fiction haiku)

Tanka Sequences

The Second Eye (five tanka)

Shichifukujin: The Seven Lucky Gods (seven tanka)

    Still I Go (nine haiku and a tanka)

We Are All God’s Poems (five tanka)

    With a Start (three tanka)