Get Your Premium Membership

Long Haibun Poems

Long Haibun Poems. Below are the most popular long Haibun by PoetrySoup Members. You can search for long Haibun poems by poem length and keyword.


Premium Member The Cascade Adventures - Part 1
It's been four years since I've seen so much as an insignificant mountain creek. Been overburdened with comfort, now frantic with nature withdrawals, having to settle for photos found on Google Images: emerald pine trees,...

Read More
Categories: adventure, friend, mountains, nature, snow,
Form: Haibun



Premium Member Cascade Adventures --- Pt 1
It's been four years since I've seen so much as an insignificant mountain creek. I've been overburdened with comfort, now frantic with nature withdrawals and having to settle for photos found on Google Images: emerald...

Read More
Categories: adventure, beauty, childhood, confidence, fun, mountains, nature,
Form: Haibun
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, all that is -- is over, in the stormy, swarming...

Read More
Categories: death, evil, family, fate, life, love, violence,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Vacation in New Orleans
Walking down the alley behind the buildings on Royal street the Mandevilla and Jasmine vines line the sidewalk calming my stressed nerves.  The sweet fragrance of the flowers intoxicating my senses.  My luggage...

Read More
Categories: dark, evil, scary,
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 of her as a child, but I guess parents always...

Read More
© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: daughter, grandson, love,
Form: Haibun



Premium Member Red Tulips
Under a tree of wet blossoms, shimmering to life in the sun, one honey bee is circling around two burly men, who wave it off,  with childlike dramatics...arms flailing.   One of them,...

Read More
Categories: haibun, friendship, me, red, spring, tree, me, red,
Form: Verse
The Miller's Daughter
A tale of greed, power, 
deception, discrimination and 
love. 

Miller, daughter, king—
All the actors are present
Except the small man. 

The king summons the miller 
for some reason. Summons a 
humble working man. 

Miller, shaken, scared,...

Read More
Categories: fairy
Form: Haibun
Premium Member The Trip of my Life
the grace of Paris
lingering in my thoughts. . . 
Madrid’s grimy walls

As our small group of students entered Madrid, it was an early morning in late January. We had left behind us what has been...

Read More
Categories: travel,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Like Falling Snowflakes
Dear Budding Poet . . . 

   My view on modern poetry is that one must read the poets of old, to grasp
the concept of poetic form, word use, tone, imagery.  Then,...

Read More
© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: haibun, poetry, writing,
Form: Prose
Premium Member A Memory of Death
The day Karen died you instantly became mine. A five-year-old golden retriever in need of a new mumma to call his own. So, I wrapped you in my arms and gave you the warmest bed...

Read More
© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, dog,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member In Search of You
Day one; I leave the coast following the great black river.  Its meandering slow water sneaking slowly and silently past the ancient pines and hardwood trees gathered near its banks like a band of...

Read More
Categories: nature,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Wishing for 1984
Wishing for 1984

'War is Peace Freedom
is Slavery Ignorance 
is Strength Big Brother…'

is waiting for Godot who came quickly and travelled from Pyongyang to glorious
theoretical impossibility, but wait everything goes and now we are on to...

Read More
Categories: dedication,
Form: Haibun
Pearls Beneath the Harbor
Our bank accounts nearly emptied so we could afford a vacation; two young working girls who'd never been far from home. We were looking forward to finding love on a romantic tropical island. Maybe someone...

Read More
© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: people, places, world war ii,
Form: Haibun
You WANT to and CAN write poetry
Dear budding poet,

Regarding modern poetry this is a result of poets such as you redesigning forms of poetry written through the ages by different nationalities, famous and just ordinary people like you and me.

When composing...

Read More
© Roy Pett  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: haibun, age, devotion, imagination, me, poetry,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Snowy Season
Our cold crisp air augurs an early snow before Thanksgiving. I need to look for my warm fur-lined gloves. The snow tires are heaven knows where in our cluttered garage, but they must be searched...

Read More
Categories: family, winter,
Form: Haibun
A Perfect Day to Journey and A Perfect Day to Learn - part 2
A Perfect Day to Learn 

We took our late lunch in a wooden cabin at the foot of the mountain where exotic foods in sumptuous meal were served. I enjoyed immensely the fried fish and...

Read More
© lg ds  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: adventure, courage, encouraging,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member 'God Blessed Us'- THANKS
How thankful can one woman really be? Is there a limit to how deep gratitude flows- a way to measure how much love I hold in my heart for my family? Forty-years of Thanksgiving meals...

Read More
© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: god, thanksgiving day,
Form: Haibun
VIRTUAL FRIENDS
VIRTUAL FRIENDS
be proud… and suffer
hate… and you will burn in hell
repent and save the world

True friends in life, not family, who are of course the best. No, friends on the other side of the fence,...

Read More
Categories: friendship, 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 of guilt
Your hues painted another sunrise for my eyes;
when once...

Read More
Categories: haibun, beauty, environment, flower, imagery, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Regret
REGRET:  -verb; to feel sorrow or remorse for an act, fault or disappointment

How do you save someone from taking their own life? She gave up without a thought of the pain I would experience....

Read More
© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: depression, sister, suicide,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Memory of Lost Innocence
Memory of Lost Innocence 

We were just kids running down the hillside, with youthful spontaneity marking the passage of time. No beaten path, we just flowed where our little hearts took us, wedging our way...

Read More
Categories: child, death, memory, sad,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Words Are Useless
The days go slow as the minutes embrace my loneliness. I am nothing but a mother yearning for redemption from the loss of her own precious baby girl. Believe me when I say,  WORDS...

Read More
© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, mother daughter,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member The Order of the Black Cage
Nineteen eighty-four was a year of forgotten memories. Somewhere in the United States a secret society was started called The Order of the Black Cage. Now it is two thousand-ten and so much has happened....

Read More
© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, courage, discrimination, mystery, , cute,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member OOOPS
OOOPS! Contest
Sponsor: John Lawless

Date Written: February 29, 2016
FIRST POEM 

Somewhere between yes and no, where maybe doesn't matter, I slipped beneath the surface carrying your poor intentions. I suffered from those pitiable little private pieces...

Read More
© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, betrayal, strength, universe,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Haven
She was my SANCTUARY. 
My safe harbor during the wicked storms life offers when you are so young. She always knew exactly how to make me laugh. Smiles were always worn when we were together....

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