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Haiku Grief Poems | Haiku Poems About Grief

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Lightning and Thunder

Lightning and thunder,
Vortex swirls above my head.
I cannot hear you.


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The Less I Have

the less i have of
the additional use of
the more it breaks down


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Strong Tears

Because tears are meant
To be a symbol of strength
Even in hard days.


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Be all that you can be

Sun and sand and beach
Life has some lessons for me
Be all  you can be!

Sad conversations
May healing come to you soon
And children be safe!

For all you have done
And wherever you may be
May you rest in peace!


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THE HEALING SUN

THE HEALING SUN


Painful long night passed
Tears on pillow ran many
Dreams forgot to come

Sun came through window
Found lonely suffering heart
Healing wound at once!


© Demetrios Trifiatis
    02 June 2013


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Genocide

Genocide

By Immaculata Ortner 


     We fought! But in vain!
We stretched, but our top was so high
     Our ground trembled as tears of our gods flooded our land


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Ocean-ku

Rough, Wild, Dangerous
Sinking the Sailors and Ships
Breaking Hearts alas!


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Not fair

How cruel my heart
is!... To persist in beating
although you're gone...


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haiku 11

white roses
collect diamond dew drops--
a choir sings


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Haiku 49

	
	rainy season 
	grief, white hydrangeas 
	hungry caterpillar



In part, The Haiku Society of America’s definition of a haiku reads, “Usually a haiku in English is written in three unrhymed lines of seventeen or fewer syllables.” Further, Japanese scholar Shigehisa Kuriyama states, “The 5-7-5 pattern by itself does not make a haiku.” (Gurga, p. 1). Contemporary English language haiku have departed radically from the 5-7-5 convention, including the Beat haiku of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Gary Snyder, the latter awarded the Masaoka Shiki International Haiku Grand Prize in 2004. The haiku of Robert Spiess are especially experimental.

I recommend two sources for further study of haiku: “Haiku: A Poet’s Guide,” by Lee Gurga, addresses haiku in it’s traditional form; “Haiku Poetics in Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde Poetry,” by Jeffery Johnson discusses haiku as realized by modernist poets.  

Speaking personally, it is most important for me to enjoy writing a haiku, correct form or not, and for my haiku to be enjoyed by the reader.




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Melancholy

	
	
	Melancholy
	
	rainy season 
	grief, white hydrangeas 
	hungry caterpillar


	A haikuette for “Haiku Wannabees”


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Haiku for Japan

I try not to say
Sorry to Japan the morn
Sunshine of Asia

I won’t be tempted
To further cloud this sore heart
With my sea water

It is not distance
That holds back the salty fluid
From my eyes but love

My own apartment
Is flooded with Japanese
Electronic stuffs

My countrymen are
Just like the moving sun and
Cannot not be there

My American
Friend’s a teacher in China
Shining so, so close

Japan has become 
My backyard in this new world
Small global village

And the eyes also
Suffer the heat of pepper
Eaten by the mouth

So your pain, Japan
Has clouded my sanity
Yet I say weep not!

For by blood have kings
Wore their crowns; and with blood have
Empires been painted

And in blood do women
Deliver forth newborn babes
Blood brings good tidings

By blood had Asia
Risen above its storms. Ask
India, ask China

So weep not Japan
For blood does bring good tidings
In all climes and times

Let the rain wash off
The pain from your memory
The rite is over

Let the sun renew
Your seas and shores to prepare
You for the new dawn.


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Gun-o-ku

trigger fingers flex
innocent victims crumple
questions unanswered


For the "Gun"-o-ku poetry contest sponsored by Gwendolen R.


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Scared of You

Scared of you leaving
this world to go far away.
I need you to live.


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Heaps of hearts in heaven - In Memory of the 20 and 7 new angles of heaven

ill
deaths again
shocks

lost 
so many
gems

gone
so umpteen
more

void
black nightmare
hurt

weep
lots of tears
cry

why
questions marks
why

while  
speechlessness
rules 

time 
hopefully
heals

when
memories
balm 

eyes
on portraits
beam

clear
heaps of
hearts 

lights
from heaven
shine


©Ellie Daphne van Stralen  

Note:
Speechlessness dictated a spectator -  on the other side of the world -  the writing of this dramatic verse using the 1-3-1 Haiku form................ 

In Memory of the 20 + 7 new angles of heaven~ "our own little poetry soup VIGIL "Sponsored by: SKAT- AB SIN THE-"


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a relived stroll

a relived stroll down a creaky wooden walk… screams of hatred
Russell Sivey


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warm tears on cold stone


warm tears on cold stone alone, the work of grieving geese in formation


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Mourn For Me

trees mourn my passing
warm caress now frigid grip
leaves shed in sorrow


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Haiku 42 - 1,2,3,4,5

							
			1
		a noiseless moment 
		he writes in his diary
		incessant snow  
			
			
			2
		every day he hoped   
		every day she avoided…  
		waning moon
			
					
			3
		his need for love 
		he opened his careless mouth 
		oak tree, splintered
				
			
			4
		words that she heard
		anger and bewilderment
		forest inferno
			
			
			5
		his trembling sadness 
		enclosed in silence and time
		incessant snow
			
			
			Fin


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GunShots

Gunshots

Murder of treasures,
Of atlanta pints of blood
And warmth shiny cloud.


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On Longing and Death

Black, torture, wilting
Possessing all great beauty
A wonderful veil


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My Thanksgiving Haiku

My Thanksgiving Haiku

 

This was Turkey day (5)

And I have heard many say (7)

Tums without delay (5)



James Thesarious Hilarious Horn


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I Am Nothing

Old hunter lifts
head,

shattered lives lay
at his feet.

Tears roll down his
cheek.


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Hogan's Salute

Watched Hogan's Heroes
when i was a little child
rest in peace Bob Crane


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War: Misery of Human Life

Expenses for war
Useless, Only to lose peace
Alas! Rise of poor.


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I Need You

Black grief, I need you,
fill my mouth with laughter, my
tongue with shouts of joy


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Haiku 18 - mirrored

Human tragedy, 
the color of hopeless mornings.
Sadness is constant.  
            •
Sadness is constant,  
a landscape of fear and fire.
Consummatum est.


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Empty Seat

I feel so lonely
Never touched - never sat on
Shaking like a leaf


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Lady Mantle's grief

Lady Mantle's grief like morning dew drops her transparent healing tears display so clearly @ Ellie Daphne


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Emptiness

Fake smiles bring up joy,
Hiding the pain and sadness.
Pretending (for THEM)


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INSPIRATION

I followed the violent tanager to find
Where her nest is –
It is three inches in length in this
Gigantic oak hidden from the day’s full light

I watched these noisy and tiny birds
To find where they will be next spring –
I gave myself up in front of too many questions 
In a short period of time!


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THE VERMILLION LOSS

                                       THE VERMILLION LOSS

                                                 vermillion
                                      sun rise pants for new day
                                               clouds dally

                                                    grief
                                           wears dry eyes
                                                 stunned

                                           blue hour blues
                                  Dusk weeps for each lost sun
                                            midnight dreams

                                                 vermillion
                                     sun rise pants for new day
                                              clouds dally….



on the loss of my mother


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Haiku on Gloomy

in the weekend night
a gygantic python comes
gloomy evening


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A Mother's Worst Nightmare

a cold stone bears his name
grief pours onto his green plot
prostrated mom shouts "why?"


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DISASTER


Being an American is hard
Among the savages
Nothing is safety before the dragons.


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Nayla's Pain

sun shines bleak, cold winds whip
death's sting floods her tender eyes
daddy is laid to rest


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Haiku on Grilled

misplaced key of lock
day losing shaft of light too
the evening is grilled


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Eleven

O Father Of Mercy
Wash out this grief you shower
Over me and the land,

Ring out the spirit
And Saturday our love's weeks
Like light through locked twigs,

Beyond the puddled boy
Crying in vain for solace
Sung all about him

With worried weather,
Arise in your emptiness
Head-high like the sun.

Stars are for darkness.
May each night blanket blessings
Down Heart's corridor

And the floors of joy
Shift shapelessly through lives
Like mud on apples

In a woven dreamland,
Floating as God's single thought,
Making rich your harmony

As the cross flies off
And the Bible loads squirt guns
And "grace" replaces "debt"

Replaces tongue and
Speech in swirling compassion
Viewed from your own chair

You made from pictures
And lightbulbs and fake noses
And dusty open cheer

Up! The baby smiles
Your world of grief has shattered.
Light has pierced the dark.


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S-silenced b-by S-silence

The blessed breeze stops
Out of nowhere – silence speaks
All else – s-silenced 


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Anima

Despicable is
your soul disgraceful and 
worthless is forever