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Haiku Free Verse Poems | Free Verse Poems About Haiku

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

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Down And Out Haiku Slam

<                                          whispers of the wind .........
                                            speak to enchanted sea .........
                                            bp ........  going down


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The Haiku Corral - Part 1

Haiku Alley

five and dime
jes' lookin' aroun'
give me dime
give me five
and I'll give ya' dime to take yo' time
that's givin' ya' zen in change

there ain't no rhyme
in the zen of five and dime
and time lives only
in the jail of yo' darkest dreams
beyond the dark, beyond the light
lookin' aroun'
five and dime
give me five and I'll take yo' time
that's zen in change

stick some pins in your voodoo doll
hurtin' so good
servin' a sentence of five and dime
lost in the bliss of time unknown
lost between the bars
of your liquid voodoo jail
of stinking five and dime
coolin' the demons
dime and five
give me dime
and I'll give you five to take your time
that's voodoo zen in change

lookin' aroun'
rollin' ovah
an' posing dead
playin' live
'cause there's everythin'
for your virgin hootenanny voodoo doll to feel
not much to see
in the haiku alley
behind your jail
jes' the parkin' lot of prayer
and down on yo' knees
screamin' for somethin'
don't know what
maybe a piece
from yo' virgin voodoo doll
without them pins
but alive with the pain
of not dyin' before its dime
to give the reaper five
lookin' aroun'
lookin' aroun'
rollin' ovah
rollin' ovah ovah' bein' hea' (here)
five and dime
dime and five
give me dime
give me five
and I'll take yo' dime
give ya' time...
... that's givin' ya' voodoo change in zen!


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The Haiku Corral - Part 3

Haiku Licentioso 
('They who quaff this cup shall see god
and The Magdalen')

with the *powder
that goes in the tea
comes the instructions:
''dump into the brew
mix salaciously
drink licentiously
and feel like a libertine''

''caution's for the birds
toss the birds back into the leaves
grab a broom
aim for and dip on the dance floor,
docido,
and mix salaciously
drink licentiously
feel like a libertine''

''noon's for stealing shade
afternoons for sawing logs
nights for stealing even deeper
and dawn for burning rubber
out of jail mate hell (or heaven),
so mix salaciously
drink licentiously
and cuss on your knees
like a libertine''

''love's for the blind
hatred for the weak
and bravery for the mad,
mix salaciously
drink licentiously
and ask for rebates on living
like a libertine''

''file for Chapter 11 on your intellect
strip-tease for bees
perjure yourself to bears
read pornography in leaves of the tea
and yellow journalism in your pee,
mix salaciously
drink licentiously
and celebrate like a libertine''

''acknowledge god in the tax code
the 1-800 goddess in the phone book
chase your mother-in-law down the street
catch yourself tripping over your dreams
plagiarize your nightmares,
and mix salaciously
drink licentiously
and hiccup like a libertine -
- for missing the bus
is half the fun
unless it's a disease you catch
your dog lies down with fleas
arises with a bladder-full
while divorce doesn't quite pay the bills,
so mix salaciously
drink licentiously
and go the way of all flesh and blood
like a libertine Ph. D.''

* (hibiscus-flavored rose hip tea added to regular tea)


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The Haiku Corral - Part 2

Dogpatch Haiku Anthem

wailin' blue-tick blues
heard only beyond the ear
struttin' your rooster
in boots just made for
walkin' all over the bull,
pick it up and
use it
or hit the road!
'cause if ya' cain't crow
ya' ain't got bull or zen

death ain't got no sting
like slappin' the bull
spiders no good
unless they're widders of black,
pick it up and
use it
or hit the road!
'cause if ya' cain't crow
ya' ain't got bull or zen

laugh at the moon
mock the tornado
mourn with the riva'
follow the alley cat
of your slinkin' dreams
take your time with mushrooms and
shake with the chill of an unknown fever
preach to shadows
scream at the midday sun
dive into clouds
parachute into mud,
and pick it up
use it or hit the road!
'cause if you cain't crow
ya' ain't got bull or zen

cheat on the test
for a license to drive
yourself crazy
duck when you swear at the mirror
change your mind as often
as your underwear
dream in the sweat lodge of terror
ovah what ya' ain't
make obscene calls to your
local hornet's nest
and don't quibble ovah takin' the outhouse in,
yeah!
and pick it up
use it or hit the road!
'cause if ya' cain't crow
ya' ain't got zen or bull

pop the cork
tip the bottle
wrap your tongue around the ecstasy
jilt the bruises of your fear
make love to the spider
kiss the frog,
yeah!
pick it up and
use it
or hit the road!
'cause if ya' cain't crow
ya' ain't got zen or bull


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23 Line Haiku Hijack

            23 Line Haiku Hijack

I stole a haiku from the Japanese
Stuffed it in a duffle bag, added 23 lines to make it fat
Fed it chocolate day and night before we started
Threw the 5-7-5 lines overboard in flight
Then placed the new one on the market when I landed
Shrimp and whale tails make for sound haiku 
Deliciously raw like sushi
Japan hates my poetry and me.  They call it criminal
Call it distasteful, crude and rude and even disrespectful 
Complaining it suffered from too many lines and rhymes 
I sold the stolen poem to a toothless Afghan man 
A Taliban by trade, in need of a wife
He realized the mistake we made  
Haiku is not an overweight woman, so he returned it
Calling it bland, loveless and torturously trite
I injected a diaphragm on the haiku 2nd line     
To prevent undo pregnancies
When left alone to expand, haiku will multiply on command
It grew from 3 to 23 lines in what Japanese call, disgraceful 
Hijacking haiku and adding more lines is wrong  
It changes the meaning and is far too long
Haiku will never be the same again
I sent it off to India on a train…a quatrain to be exact. 
I have no shame, and that's a fact