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Narrative Haiku Poems | Narrative Poems About Haiku

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Details | Narrative |

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We quarreled, argued, fought  but she was unfair,
"Write me a poem then Shakespeare", she taunted.
Then threw pen and paper on the table as a challenge.

"C'mon Lover", she snarled trying to hurt me, "get busy."
I picked up the pen and tried to think of something to write.
I glanced at her and saw her victory already shining in her eyes.

"Try that thing you're always counting syllables over. Seventeen only.
You should have that crap down and ready by now."
No haiku would flow from my pen no matter how hard I pressed.

Realising for the first time that no one ever wins a quarrel, I paused.
I wrote for a moment, not needing verse or count or rhyme.
My poem for her was brief and cruel and compassionate and true.

I folded the paper and handed it to her. "You win", I said walking away.
On the paper I had written; I love you.




Copyright © William Kershaw | Year Posted 2011



Details | Monoku |

broken haiku narrative and time




                                       of memory and of mourning
                                                   narrative and time














                                         © rajat kanti chakrabarty
                                             09 December, 2014

Copyright © RAJAT KANTI CHAKRABARTY | Year Posted 2014

Details | Haiku |

Ides Of Gitchigumi haiku narrative sequence

scorned sailor's warnings
turbines chewed November gales
writhing hawsers coil
swirl purple sundowns
cackling, taunting, demons deep
scaling mountain waves
last love message sealed
nod to comrade's final fate
flashes up ahead
Split Rock Lighthouse near
Superior's saving light
Davy's Locker scorned
loved ones exhale fear
raise a pint to brotherhood
distant nightmares sleep

Copyright © James Marshall Goff | Year Posted 2009