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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 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 SILENCE OF LOST SOULS
SILENCE OF LOST SOULS

The train was slowly gliding down the railway track. The treeless strip on both sides of the railway marked the border which...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bridal shower, courage, freedom, history, thanks,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member 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 TO THE FLOWER
TO THE FLOWER

Your scent beckoned my weeping heart to painless flight;
amidst a garden where God dusts His pretty love.

Spring tints are pure and fragrant, free...

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Categories: haibun, beauty, environment, flower, imagery, nature,
Form: Free verse



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, light, me,
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 american, society,
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
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, mystery, nostalgia,
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
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
Premium Member The Hurting
These park leaves were once vibrant green, then soft yellow and bright red.  Now they are dirt brown and withered, useless as I crunch...

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Categories: hope, sad love,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member The Lechers of Letchworth
Leaves fall around me as I hike this rocky trail, a symphony of color and delight.  Autumn has always been my favorite time of...

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Categories: judgement,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Within Ripples
Every year from spring through fall, if you peered between the cattails you could see the swans in the center of the pond, head to...

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Categories: bird,
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, 8th grade,
Form: Haibun
In the Bleak Midwinter
In the bleak midwinter,
frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
water like a stone;
snow had fallen, snow on snow,
snow on snow,
in the bleak midwinter,
long ago.

-...

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Categories: suicide, winter,
Form: Haibun
Nana's Garden
You won't find a yard like this anymore. You'd think it would seem smaller now that I'm an adult, but it doesn't. It's still enormous,...

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Categories: childhood, family, house, garden, house, me,
Form: Haibun
Sweet Child Of Mine
     As I watched my daughter playing with her son, I couldn't help but see myself in her. I still think...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: daughter, grandson, love,
Form: Haibun
Tribute to Susan Boulet Art
Susan Boulet was an artist 1941-1997
Her paintings are famous for their layered effects which she started later on in her artistic career. She loved fantasy...

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Categories: haibun, art, death, native american, prayer, spiritual,
Form: Prose
Raindrop Butterflies
The snow slowly morphs into rain, a thousand cold cocoons that release raindrop butterflies into the frosty air. They glisten in the morning light, clinging...

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Categories: new year,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member An Autumn Farewell
Going out of his way, the obliging taxi driver drives to the top of the hill.
      A young man gets...

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Categories: emotions,
Form: Haibun
Inspired by Gaia

Rays of sunlight awaken and skies of sapphire inspire, when mother lies back with eyes veiled, breathing out life and breathing in spirit. She is...

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Categories: earth, nature, sky, spiritual,
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 a thawing of hearts - for contest
I sat quietly and waited, making the noises he had come to know, calling him in his newly given name.  His face would appear,...

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Categories: animal, death, friendship,
Form: Haibun