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Best Haiku Poems

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


Premium Member - Haiku X 62 - Deep Wounded -


    Deep wounds that leave scars
    One moment much more must flow
    Shadows from the soul

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Categories: cry, hurt,
Form: Haiku



Premium Member Haiku - Celestial Seduction
lights weave through snowflakes 
teasing and twirling about 
distant stars dancing

a brilliant display
wearing only hand-me-downs
the moon steals the show

~FJ Thomas
01/01/2020...

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Categories: moon, night, snow, stars,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member BLACKBIRD HAIKU
beautiful blackbird
chirruping the sweetest songs
morning has broken




Poem inspired by this wonderful Beatles song sung in Scottish Gaelic by Julie Fowlis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MzetQfKwbE

05~20~17
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Categories: beauty, bird, morning, nature,
Form: Haiku
Haiku
afterglow
dark ripples still warm
from sunrise...

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Categories: nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Fire-Water Dance - Haiku


saffron sun flames sky
melted gold joins blue riffles -
sunset swims to shore




Susan Ashley
August 20, 2017



~ Fifth Place ~
Premiere Contest: Best Haiku Ever Old Or New
Sponsor:...

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Categories: beach, nature, sunset,
Form: Haiku



Premium Member HEAVENLY HERALD
dainty daffodil
your golden trumpet fanfares
the dawning of spring

09-18-14


Published in Haiku Journal #33 by Prolific Press
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Categories: nature, spring,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member AFRICAN ANTHOLOGY




walking gracefully  
with a pendulum movement ~
a herd of giraffes   

the mass migration
crocodiles at the river~
food for the taking

gazelles are running ...

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Categories: africa, animal, nature, water,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member MORNING OR MOURNING
Such precious gemstones
Morning dew shines like diamonds
God’s tears from heaven

Written on 18th February 2 days before my father died


Posted 22nd February 2015
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Categories: beauty, loss,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member a balloon


a balloon
canary yellow
the sun on her leash



AP: Honorable Mention 2020, Honorable Mention 2020

Submitted on June 26, 2020 for contest STRAND COMPLETELY NEW POETRY (1) sponsored...

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Categories: child, color, imagination, sun,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member WINTER
thick blanket of snow
snuggling the flowerbeds 
with a winter wrap

Jan Allison



6th October 2014
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Categories: snow, winter,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member My Tree's Seasons
spring wakens my tree -
a bejeweled perfumed bride. . . .
love birds make their nest

summer’s yellowed lawn
beneath my tree’s sombrero. . . . 
grass breathes...

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Categories: tree,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Oh to be The King


Regally they strut
Lions have no ought to roar
Status apparent

Establish importance with quiet visibility without vocality

(Not for any contest)

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Categories: courage, inspirational, motivation, power,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member that Monet moment

pink marshmallow clouds
tinted by the setting sun
artist mixes oils

11/13/19...

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Categories: sunset,
Form: Haiku
oh my god


            lush her cathedral
  barefoot walking in the woods~

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Categories: earth, god,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Dandelion Head
a cluster of dreams
waiting for a puff of wind -
the freedom to roam


_____________________  

A Traditional Haiku Contest
Sponsored by Tania Kitchin

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Categories: nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Pirate Bay
```Pirate Bay the Haiku``` 

pirates fierce and mean 
drowning fish, sea to sea 
parrots on their butt 


```Polly Wants A Cracker``` 

bloodthirst & brutal 
Quartermaster...

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Categories: adventure, anti bullying, boat,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member SNOW - ANGEL
tiny snow angel
snowflakes kiss your rosy cheeks
white winter beauty

Any poem you ever wrote not for a contest
Sponsored by Broken Wings
14th November 2014
Published in Haiku Journal...

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Categories: winter,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Spring
Nature's wake from sleep
Life flirts with beauty
a time for flowers to flaunt
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Categories: nature, new year, seasons,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member as I drift
writing as I drift

   on the ocean's endless blue. . . 

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Categories: sea,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Beneath October's Sky
flames of desire
as I hold my love close. . . 
the sky has caught fire...

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Categories: romantic, sky,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Butterfly Bush
Purple butterfly
Bush grows weary with its load
Covered with gold wings
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Categories: butterfly, inspirational, nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member DAWN
diamond dewdrops
glisten on gossamer threads
morning has broken

23rd May 2016
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Categories: day, morning, sun,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member New Beginings

     a young wing flutters
     warmer nights laved in moon beams
     spring's new...

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Categories: spring,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member WINTERWEAR
cold-cling of Winter
wrapped in sweaters, wound in scarves —
fashion for snowmen

11/15/2018
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Categories: winter,
Form: Haiku
Warm Breath of Summer
warm breath of summer
golden blossoms take to wing
fireflies flit in fields

on seasonal breeze
cicadas chorus in song
ice tea on porch swing



6/25/2020
Summer Haiku Poetry
Sponsored by Tania Kitchin...

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Categories: summer,
Form: Haiku