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Haiku Poems

Read wonderful haiku poetry on the following sub-topics: 5 7 5, animal, autumn, children, christmas, death, flowers, friend, funny, love, life, moon, nature, school, snow, spring, summer, winter, and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.



List of New Haiku Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetCategories  
Premium Member Poem HOT AND THIRSTY Cool hope - A Haiku James Edward Lee Sr. analogy, drink, metaphor,
Premium Member Poem Spring Volleyball - A Haiku James Edward Lee Sr. 10th grade, analogy, sports,
Premium Member Poem STANDING ON PORCH STEPS WATCHING BIRDS- James Edward Lee Sr. analogy, appreciation, bird, house,
Premium Member Poem SMALL RABBITS SWIMS WITH CATERPILLARS-- James Edward Lee Sr. analogy, animal, appreciation, insect,
Premium Member Poem Sun inside A Cloud - A Haiku James Edward Lee Sr. analogy, appreciation, sun,
Premium Member Poem BLUE BUTTERYFLY- James Edward Lee Sr. analogy, appreciation, blue, butterfly,
Rooster Bernard F. Asuncion poems,
Premium Member Poem MONSOON Line Gauthier dark, nature, rain, summer,
Premium Member Poem FINDING Line Gauthier life, longing, mystery, voyage,
Premium Member Poem DAMSELFLY Line Gauthier blue, flying, insect, light,
the dreams that we dream meru groen dream,
Premium Member Poem PLUMP Line Gauthier flower, garden, moon, nature,
Christ Has Risen Panagiota Romios easter,
Premium Member Poem RIVER Line Gauthier change, moving on, nature,
Premium Member Poem myku Anthony Slausin america, angst,
Premium Member Poem myku Anthony Slausin nature,
Premium Member Poem my giant trees Caren Krutsinger spring, tree,
Premium Member Poem purple lilac Caren Krutsinger flower,
Premium Member Poem eagle glides past Caren Krutsinger bird,
Premium Member Poem wiki wiki wick Caren Krutsinger bird,
Premium Member Poem baby robins song Caren Krutsinger bird,
Premium Member Poem branches showing pride Caren Krutsinger 5th grade, 6th grade,
Roar Of The Nature Bernard F. Asuncion birthday,
Easter Sunday Sunrise Galeo DS celebration,
Mary Jane's 4:20 Haiku Rebecca Ann nature,
Premium Member Poem Pouring Heidi Sands rain,
Ten-Minute Poem Carolyn Dewey words, write,
Heavenly Projectiles M. L. Kiser appreciation, imagery, planet, space,
I Lit A Candle M. L. Kiser appreciation, change, faith, growth,
Spring Norman Crocker animal,
Premium Member Poem Friday Sandra Weiss appreciation, freedom, fun, nice,
Premium Member Poem Haiku Perspective in Five Movements millard lowe allegory, children, imagery, inspirational,
Saturday Dew Panagiota Romios morning,
Premium Member Poem MIDNIGHT SUNNY DAY SALVATION PRAISE- - James Edward Lee Sr. analogy, appreciation, encouraging, inspirational,
Premium Member Poem FOOTPRINTS Line Gauthier beach, children, day, summer,
Premium Member Poem PEBBLES Line Gauthier color, sea, sunset, water,
Premium Member Poem SUNDRENCHED Line Gauthier nature, sea, summer, sunshine,
Premium Member Poem RELENTLESS Line Gauthier april, dark, music, night,
Premium Member Poem RED Line Gauthier car, freedom, power, red,
Premium Member Poem AUTUMN MIST Line Gauthier autumn, change, morning, nature,
Premium Member Poem myku Anthony Slausin art,
Premium Member Poem LAVENDER- - James Edward Lee Sr. analogy, appreciation, beautiful, color,
Premium Member Poem DUET OF SINGSONG Kim Rodrigues anniversary,
Premium Member Poem to sound perchance to sand blown allegory, analogy,
Premium Member Poem Easter Traditions Sandra Weiss easter, faith, god, good
Erotique Panagiota Romios garden, sensual,
Quasar M. L. Kiser appreciation, imagery, planet, space,
Premium Member Poem silent wind chimes Caren Krutsinger nature, silence,
Premium Member Poem Haiku Seasons Kevin Shaw nature,
Premium Member Poem Haiku Eternal Kevin Shaw spiritual,

About This Page

Haiku Poems. Examples of Haikus and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Haiku poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of a Haiku.

Brief Definition

Haiku is a type of poem that keeps its simplistic, image-filled form rooted deep in its original thirteenth-century Japanese roots. This pared down poem introduced the Japanese rega, a 100 stanza long oral poem. The Haiku is a breath long: it can be read in a breath, and it captures a single moment in time, filled with stark, vibrant imagery. The haiku is literal and can be an allusion, but it never uses figurative language such as the metaphor or simile.

Modern poets morph traditional haiku, changing the syllable count (originally 3 lines made of 17 syllables total with five syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third); the use of a kigo (a word directly associated with a season, such as leaves for fall, frogs for spring, or a sun for summer); the use of present tense; and the breath (there was a pause following the first and second line). 

Haiku Poem Example

Dream

As I see the sky, 
Some birds are flying across,  So I turn back home. 
 
Sleeping on my bed, 
         I close my eye and dreaming,    Thinking in my head. 
               
                            Wake up in midnight, 
       I saw a dusk settle down, Flewing in my eye. 
 

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