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Monoku Poems

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List of New Monoku Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetCategories  
Premium Member Poem NOTRE DAME REMEMBERED Kim Rodrigues memory,
STIRRED-UP Beata Agustin christian, dedication, faith, god,
Premium Member Poem SUDDENLY Line Gauthier change, death, mystery, silence,
Premium Member Poem Rising Chantelle Anne Cooke bird, celebration, heart,
Design Vegter Papyrus addiction, angel,
Achieve deepak srivastava image,
Premium Member Poem winter writhes Anthony Slausin seasons,
Premium Member Poem tote frogs Anthony Slausin seasons,
Premium Member Poem FRUITION OF MAY Kim Rodrigues flower,
Premium Member Poem ONE A M SOLILOQUY Kim Rodrigues weather,
Sorry not sorry Empr3ss Noelle appreciation, happy,
Temptation Just Dylan longing, love, love hurts,
Close Just Dylan crush, longing, love, romance,
Inevitable Just Dylan angst, emo, fear, heartbreak,
Dream Just Dylan desire, dream, fantasy, feelings,
Premium Member Poem Dis-solutions Gershon Wolf satire,
Live the heart deepak srivastava life,
O Jesus deepak srivastava america,
Premium Member Poem terminal Anthony Slausin writing,
HEAVENLY SEALED Beata Agustin appreciation, blessing, faith, god,
Premium Member Poem hands Sara Kendrick age,
Premium Member Poem purple petals Sara Kendrick emotions,
Premium Member Poem The Hands of Time Winged Warrior destiny, journey, old,
Lovers Fight purbasha roy anger, anxiety, moon,
Boycott Supraja Kannan garden,
Premium Member Poem Work History Janis Thompson age, society, work,
Clasped Hands Paul Callus age, time,
Premium Member Poem Debates Janice Canerdy conflict,
Premium Member Poem Easter Bonnet Kim Rodrigues easter, flower,
Yet to come Abdul Malik fate, future,
Premium Member Poem Oblivion Sandra Haight death, life,
LOVE FOR GOD Beata Agustin christian, devotion, god, jesus,
Premium Member Poem Brittle Hands Anthony Slausin age, youth,
Premium Member Poem Old Hands Andrea Dietrich old,
anger deb radke anger,
Premium Member Poem The Cradle - Picture -2 John lawless america, history, life,
Premium Member Poem White-Purple Two Petals Left-- James Edward Lee Sr. analogy, anxiety, appreciation, flower,
Premium Member Poem GRANDPA's HANDS nette onclaud devotion,
BLOOM AND GLOOM deepak srivastava art,
Premium Member Poem Widowers Words Tom Cunningham memory, words,
Premium Member Poem Golden Tales of Love Prevail Lu Loo age, life,
Premium Member Poem - Life's Last Journey - Sunshine Smile caregiving, death, prayer,
Cosmic Explosion Subimal Sinha-Roy moon, space,
FAITHFULNESS OF GOD Beata Agustin appreciation, christian, courage, faith,
Loving Hearts Anisha Dutta appreciation, flower, inspirational love,
Premium Member Poem SPEAKING VOLUMES Line Gauthier age, change, endurance, grandparents,
Premium Member Poem Recognizing God Caren Krutsinger god, nature, tree, wind,
Daddy's Hands Timothy McGuire family, father,
Premium Member Poem Hands Barbara Gorelick age, appreciation,
Premium Member Poem monoku - violets Dear Heart flower,

About This Page

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

Brief Definition

A Monoku is a type of poem which is made up of a single horizontal line. Traditionally considered as a haiku writing, it is currently accepted as a variant of the haiku form of poetry. Monoku emerged as an independent style of poetry in the 1970s.

Unlike the Haiku which is made up of three outlines with a total of seventeen syllables, Monoku features a single line consisting of seventeen syllables or even fewer.

It contains a pause brought about by speech rhythm with slight or no punctuation. The first letter should not be capitalized – but instead written in lower case.

Familiar examples of Monoku are:


Pig and I – spring rain by Marlene Mountain

An icicle – a moon drifting through it by Matsuo Allard

Listen to the pause – silence is golden by Jack Jordan


As is evident, a Monoku is about as economical as a composer can get. However, even with a short one-liner, the poet can communicate and paint a picture in the reader's mind. With this in mind, it is up to the reader to interpret the Monoku, and quite a few meanings are probable. 

Monoku Poem Example


Holding hands is seeing two

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