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Member Haiku Poem Examples

Poem Details | by Rickie Elpusan

liquid little stones

liquid little stones
skipping and skittering free
on shared umbrellas


Poem Details | by Carolyn Devonshire

Erosion (haiku)

Gullies scar brown earth
     Hurricanes bring erosion
          Of both soil and lives


Poem Details | by farah chamma

Twilight

Sealing eyes of sky,
       Descend upon straps of light,
Dusk…now dreams the night...


Poem Details | by kash poet

her eyelashes' flicker


before melting---
her eyelashes' flicker
with my every breath


Poem Details | by Celene Crescent

Floating Sheep and Soft Sweet lullabies

In a gold moon's cradle
Wrapped by woolen ebony skies
Stardust sleeps at night


Poem Details | by Raul Moreno

Mountain of Regrets

As large boulders weep,
Tears stream down sharp cheeks of stone:
Sobbing precipice.


Poem Details | by Robert Lindley

Probabilities

Probabilities


fallen fruit exists
earthen harvest and ground meet
jars in the pantry

07-24-2014


Poem Details | by EMMANUEL SAMSON

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

Now my tendrilled soul,
Has found its pergola-- Christ--
To wind its way up....


Poem Details | by Gerard Keogh Jr.

emerald envoys

emerald envoys
endure chilling reception..
scarlet suffering


Poem Details | by Charmaine Chircop

Haiku 57 about the rose

wings flutter on a moist petal rose nectar


Poem Details | by binibining p.iNk

autumn confetti

shower
of gold and red--
dance with butterflies


Poem Details | by Leon Stacey

Night Owls

Their covenant wings
Like cherubim on alters
Spread out for preying


Poem Details | by Rickie Elpusan

knee deep in N'awlins

tempest stomps her feet
as she shakes her liquid skirt
knee deep in N'awlins


Poem Details | by Drake Eszes

Detach

Violet tulips
Each petal flips, another
Memory of you

©Drake J. Eszes 


Poem Details | by kash poet

cherry blossom



cherry blossoms---
the Fukushima sky again
smiling pink


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Famous Haiku Poem Examples

An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.

- Basho (1644-1694)


Over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow.

- Soseki (1275-1351)


In the twilight rain
these brilliant-hued hibiscus . . .
A lovely sunset

- Matsuo Basho


Toward those short trees
We saw a hawk descending
On a day in spring

- Shiki


The day we saw the hawk
On a churchyard tree
A kite too
Was in the far sky.

- Hekigodo


The wren
Earns his living
Noiselessly.

- Issa


The wren
Earns his living
Noiselessly.

- Issa


From time to time
The clouds give rest
To the moon-beholders.

- Bashō


Over-ripe sushi,
The Master
Is full of regret.

- Buson


Consider me
As one who loved poetry
And persimmons.

- Shiki


In the cicada's cry
No sign can foretell
How soon it must die.

- Bashō


Blowing from the west
Fallen leaves gather
In the east.

- Buson


Winter seclusion -
Listening, that evening,
To the rain in the mountain.

- Issa


My life, -
How much more of it remains?
The night is brief.

- Shiki


An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.

- Bashō


I kill an ant
and realize my three children
have been watching.

- Kato Shuson


Over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow.

- Soseki


Sparrow's child
out of the way, out of the way!
the stallion's coming through

- Issa


Whitecaps on the bay:
A broken signboard banging
In the April wind.

Richard Wright (1908-1960)


Snow in my shoe
Abandoned
Sparrow’s nest

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)