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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 - 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

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Categories: moon, night, snow, stars,
Form: Haiku

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 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


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Categories: beauty, bird, morning, nature,
Form: Haiku
dark ripples still warm
from sunrise...

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Categories: nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Allure of the Moon - Haiku
      of the moon pales -

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Categories: beauty, love, moon, night,
Form: Haiku

Premium Member Haiku 30 Rock Love
running to the rock


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Categories: love,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Heavenly Herald - Favourite
dainty daffodil
your golden trumpet fanfares
the dawning of spring


Published in Haiku Journal #33 by Prolific Press

submitted to YOUR PERSONAL FAVORITE, NO. 2 Poetry Contest
sponsored by L...

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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 A Balloon
a balloon
canary yellow
the sun on her leash

AP: 1st place, Honorable Mention 2020, Honorable Mention 2020

Submitted on June 26, 2020 for contest STRAND COMPLETELY NEW POETRY...

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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 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 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
Paper Boat
paper boat--
how far will it carry
my child's smile

© kash poet (kashinath karmakar)


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Categories: hope,
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 Thwarted
clement moons lose glow...
sun rises dries dewy tears
heart of mist broken

 © Harry J Horsman 2023...

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Categories: nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member That Monet Moment
pink marshmallow clouds
tinted by the setting sun
artist mixes oils


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Categories: sunset,
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
Oh My God
lush her cathedral
  barefoot walking in the woods~

           sacred communion 


A Contest about a...

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Categories: earth, god,
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 

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Categories: adventure, anti bullying, boat,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Drunken Moon
~twice the beauty~

in the sea of love 
reflection of the night 
a wave moves


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Categories: beauty, dream, muse, romantic,
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 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 Beneath October's Sky
flames of desire
as I hold my love close. . . 
the sky has caught fire

For Line Gauthier's 'Bite Size Poem no17' Poetry Contest ...

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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 As I Drift
writing as I drift

   on the ocean's endless blue. . . 


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Categories: sea,
Form: Haiku