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Grief Haiku Poems | Haiku Poems About Grief

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

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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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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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Ocean-ku

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


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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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Not fair

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


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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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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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haiku 11

white roses
collect diamond dew drops--
a choir sings


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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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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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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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warm tears on cold stone


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


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a relived stroll

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


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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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On Longing and Death

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


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GunShots

Gunshots

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


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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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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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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