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Haiku Metaphor Poems | Haiku Poems About Metaphor

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

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snakes hide in the weeds waiting to strike weak prey fire will smoke them out

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breezeless summer day - motionless on lily pad frog waits for victim

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'the sea'

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

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The Internet: Return

A void of Facebook
Creativity dies here...

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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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Three little trees

three japanese trees
this spring only five feet small 
their shades spread new light

(c) Elly wouterse

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Teamwork could happen.
Challenge to get ahead now.
Expect some to crash.

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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 must 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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The Less I Have

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

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Anatomy of Life

The philosopher has blades;
He wants to dissect
the body of life.

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nothing compares to 
the huge weight of weightlessness
without oxygen

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Patience Hears

birds retort
wind whispers riddles untold
patience hears

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Haikus About God: IV

God made all people
But some better than others?
Stop being silly.

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Haikus About God: VI

The body: sacred
We’re all made in God’s image
Hence... circumcision?

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as soft as her breath

large snowflakes upon

pink bunting

*my first attempt at a haiku without verbs

**Yes, it is subjective and does contain metaphor :)

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Ruth by the window;

eating an  yogurt...

it's hurts the road of memory.

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arc - parabola
life - our parabolic bow 
ends that never meet

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Longing for spring

waiting scents of spring                                                                                             trek from long winter silence                                                                                            fawning sounds river deer                                                                                     -  Note  In a breathe this is not 5-7-5 but best I could do to get the double metaphors  flowers fawns  birth and sounds of frogs croaking- kajika frog

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

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Until the storm is over

standing in between 
until the storm is over
fighting wind and rain

clouds color deep black
hiding all daylight since weeks
the storm's not over

(c) Elly Wouterse

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Blue water

fragile waves ripple
limning smooth gleaming mirror
empyrean blue

©Elly Wouterse
# nature

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Winter s wonder land

bright silver moonlight
lit up slippery pavements
guides during darkness

(c) Elly Wouterse

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All About the Music: Sole On Soul

Click clack; Sole on soul.
Swaying shoes to the rhythms 
The beat makes you whole.

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Lifting the fog

weightless white blankets
sailing on sighs of relief
re-birthing new life

©Elly Wouterse

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All About the Music: The Infinite Magic of Lyricism

Pop may be catchy
But not lyrically deep
Case in point: Chris Brown.

(N.B. Poem written after hearing "Don't Wake Me Up")

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Perfect Beauty

purest of all lakes
sweetest cake ever tasted
loveliest music not yet composed


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sudden winter rules
freezing remains of summer
going underground

thin ice layers display
hidden graces of futures
small buds of trees gleam

(c)Elly Wouterse

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Winds of changes

black clouds disappear
in today's brilliant sunlight
cold shoulders vanish

warm winds of changes
hitchhike on hottest sunlight
for drying my tears 

its warmth is healing
my offended heart and soul
each shining moment

© Elly Wouterse

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The Boss - Maybe Tomorrow

With the boss pulling and the workers pushing, with the Square Wheels on the wagon and the round wheels in it:

The boss views the path.
Roll forward faster better.
Maybe tomorrow...