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Best Haibun Poems

Below are the all-time best Haibun poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of haibun poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member The Casualness of Casualties
In the intimate interlace of chance and fate, in the ultimate interplay of time and place, and with the consummate checkmate of my human dignity,...

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Categories: death, evil, family, fate,
Form: Haibun



Premium Member Moonlight Serenade
Blindfolded, he takes me from the car through the humid air of August. He holds my hand, and then surrounds me with his arms, when...

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Categories: sensual,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member A Miracle
Where the sound of the wind whistled through the cracks in the walls and the door-sills where pots collected rain beneath a leaky roof where...

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Categories: childhood, life,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Superstar
The adoring crowd here at Red Rocks amphitheatre awaits. Tonight, like every night, I will go out there and give them my best. They will...

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© Tom Woody  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: addiction, anxiety, celebrity,
Form: Haibun
I Slipped On a Tear Drop
I  s l i p p e d  on a teardrop and landed in her arms. She never knew how much I needed...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, sister, suicide,
Form: Haibun



Sand Dollar Dreams
It's quiet here - quiet in a way that catches me off guard. The tranquility is almost tangible, something I can touch and hold and...

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Categories: memory, nature,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Tattered Pages
In the recollections of my journey thus far, the tattered pages of my life flutter
in my mind.  Like snapshots of times and places in...

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Categories: life, memory,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Abandoned
I'd married at 21 and moved overseas with my husband's work, so it had been many years since I had visited my gran at Rose...

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Categories: growing up, house, memory,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Apocalypse Now
Running through the Lost Forest of no tomorrows, my heart beats at warp speed as the hideous howls draw nearer. My thoughts briefly digress to...

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© Tom Woody  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anxiety, fear,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Mountain Serenade
This oversized wooden chair feels oddly comfortable as we snuggle up on the raised deck of our cabin at the summit of an anonymous mountain...

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© Tom Woody  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: nature, romantic love,
Form: Haibun
Fireflies
It's so dark outside, my eyes can't distinguish where sand meets water. Somehow, dusk has come and gone, plunging the evening into darkness. 
 
But...

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Categories: love, nature, me, light,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Life Through a Child's Eyes
finding shapes in clouds
or four-leaf clovers in fields . . .
the child’s eye searches

What does it mean to view life through a child’s eyes? For...

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Categories: child,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Welcome Spring
clouds like sheep
grazing in the blue
scatter on the breeze

How marvelous was the first week of March in my state. The temperatures exceeded my hopeful expectations....

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Categories: spring,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Catching Lightning Bugs
When I was a little girl, Granddad and I spent many summer evenings together sipping lemonade and swinging back and forth on his vintage metal...

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Categories: grandfather, insect, magic, night,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member More Than Glam and Glitz
As a young girl growing up in the 50s and 60s, Hollywood’s glamorous and glitzy lifestyle fascinated me. Popular actresses such as Jane Russell, Ava...

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Categories: beauty, family,
Form: Haibun
The Lady of the House
It’s siesta, yet one can hear from the second floor of the house the animated sharing of juicy news some visitors have brought to the...

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© Kp Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, analogy, black african
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Eulogy In My Heart
Out in the middle of a large farmland, I become a girl of old charm and unexpected songs again. Past the flanks where cluttered rows...

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Categories: beautiful, grandfather, memory, nostalgia,
Form: Haibun
Where Barren Branches Touch Newborn Leaves
Scurrying on my way home, a little leaf catches my eye, and I am compelled yet again to slow down.

a whirlwind of thoughts
compete with swaying...

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Categories: absence, introspection, leaving, life,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member The Devil Made Me Do It
It had been a long night, an hour drive just to be with my sister. One must stay in touch with family; it’s the right...

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Categories: anger, feelings, relationship,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Delicacy In Pain
Her reveries slant the compass of time: 1970s. Minefields now roar through blurred visions. She retreats into dots of space to live in the moment,...

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Categories: memory, recovery from, uplifting,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member The Gravedigger
He never did see a face though only a board width away,
yet remembers feeling privileged, spending those last few moments
while trying so hard to find...

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Categories: pride,
Form: Haibun
Gilded Sun: Silvered Moon
"The sun shall shine in ages yet to be, the musing moon illumine pastures dim, and afterwards a new nativity for all who slept the...

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Categories: moon, sun,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Swim
I watch a golden sun slowly rise above the eastern sea and my thoughts naturally drift to
her.
I wonder what she is doing, and if she...

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© Tom Woody  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: confusion, desire,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Pretty Dragonfly Spreads Love
In a gorgeous meadow chock full of butterflies and daylilies there lived a 
sassy happy beautiful dragonfly.  She was loved by the tulips, roses,...

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Categories: 6th grade, 7th grade,
Form: Haibun
Teats of Love
From a distant village, where forest lining the edges, where nature dancing with wild rhythms, where human existence have usual conflicts with minacious wild life,...

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Categories: animal, cute love, love,
Form: Haibun