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Metaphor Haiku Poems | Haiku Poems About Metaphor

These Metaphor Haiku poems are examples of Haiku poems about Metaphor. These are the best examples of Metaphor Haiku poems written by international PoetrySoup poets

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The Internet: Return

A void of Facebook
Creativity dies here...

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'the sea'

(beautiful!) immense and Poseidon-like,--the sea washes o'er my soul.

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Two Haiku

Strokes after midnight
received a distant sad news
a swallow has flown

Watch over us dear
I kept my prayers for you
frosted in flowers

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Day at the Beach

Day at the Beach
girls play on a beach, flaunting sexy bikinis - grinning sharks circle

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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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haiku fanatics

haiku fanatics stifling creativity laying down the law inflexible minds smothering self-expression toeing language lines simile is out personification too metaphor's a crime icicles are fine as long as they aren't crystal and they mustn't rhyme ripping haiku rules rebel verse must be contained I should be ashamed! wonder if Basho stuck rigidly to the rules observed tradition? haiku from the heart give metaphor wings to soar let the words fly free oops I do believe this is strictly senryu not haiku at all!
After reading all sides of the haiku debate about how it should be written and indeed beyond haiku and into the writing of poetry in general, I really only have this to say: life is not perfect and if art imitates life it stands to reason that poetry cannot be perfect either. I think the writing of poetry suffers from perfectionism and I find that the more I read about the rights and wrongs of writing, this technique and that technique, this form and that form, the more of an inhibitory effect it has upon my work. Life is constantly changing and evolving and therefore poetry should do the same. What is being published today at the cutting edge is mainly modern haiku and free verse with a definite shift towards more rawness and edginess and I welcome that. Life is not perfect and has very little rhyme or reason, so how can it possibly be captured in neat little stanzas and strict syllable counts? And so when writing haiku I will write my own version of it, what personally pleases me and what I'd like to read myself - I've ripped up my rule book. :-)

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Wild fires

flames deep inside 
touchable untouchables
deep inside  flames 

the sources inside
so nearby and faraway
it's a burning hell

surrounding hot spots
intimate close and  beyond
hell freezes over

(c) Elly Wouterse.

Suddenly a heartbreaking picture of,  an unknown to me,   person, standing on the roof of his or her house&home totally surrounded by wildfires, on the other side of the world,  turned into a the opposite of that. Receiving in the same time(.. minutes) a message about a fight against cancer while being totally enclosed by wildfires.......from someone living in the same area where the picture was taken... 
This haiku is dedicated to one very courageous person in particular and all courageous people.. fighting their own fire(s).

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nothing compares to 
the huge weight of weightlessness
without oxygen

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Beautiful rainbow.
Your laughter - crystal raindrops
reflecting the light.

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suspended in time, hourglass broken and forlorn - past, present, future