Haiku

Haiku

Haiku Poems

This ancient form of poem writing is renowned for its small size as well as the precise punctuation and syllables needed on its three lines. It is of ancient Japanese origin. It contains 17 syllables in 3 lines of five, seven, five. Haiku poems are typically about nature and usually about a specific season. Writing a haiku requires effort but the poem is well worth it. It is easy to feel a sense of perfection when viewing a perfectly formed Haiku.

55 All Types of Haiku Poems

  1. 1. Haiku Year

    A haiku describing nature for each of the twelve months of the year.

    Haiku Poem About Months Of The Year

    JANUARY
    Delightful display
    Snowdrops bow their pure white heads
    To the sun's glory.

    FEBRUARY
    Fresh green buds appear
    Indicating spring will soon
    Energize us all.

    MARCH
    Lambs gambol in fields
    Frisky with the joys of life
    Bleating happily.

    APRIL
    Bluebells stand so proud
    Beneath trees so sparsely dressed
    Fresh green leaves unfold.

    MAY
    Much awaited sound
    Echoes heard amid dense trees
    Cuckoo has arrived.

    JUNE
    Parks and gardens burst
    With sounds and vibrant colours
    Perfect harmony.

    JULY
    Beaches become full
    Of families having fun
    In sand and big waves.

    AUGUST
    Ripe golden harvest
    Burning sun in azure skies
    Labours rewarded.

    SEPTEMBER
    Swallows congregate
    On telephone wires ready
    To migrate down south.

    OCTOBER
    Red and gold leaves fall,
    Crunchy as cornflakes beneath
    Feet on a crisp morn.

    NOVEMBER
    Frosty webs sparkle
    In the early morning sun
    Brightly bejeweled.

    DECEMBER
    First few flakes of snow
    Dust gardens like icing on
    A chocolate cake.

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    I love this poem sooooo much! Can't stop reading it. I am in love with the absolute perfect descriptions of each month...great job Paul.

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  3. 2. Together

    Haiku About Spending Time With The One You Love

    You and me alone
    Madness of world locked away
    Peace and quiet reigns

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  5. 3. Mellow May

    My Haiku style poem is for the month of May and what May brings into her spring month, with all the loveliness and joy and even a special treat as she completes spring and turns toward summer! Just a brief description of some of what the month of May brings.

    Haiku Poem For The Month Of May

    Mellow, mild, May day,
    calling children out to play.
    Summer's on her way!

    Butterflies in trees,
    brilliant sunsets, starry eves.
    Time for ice cream, please!

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  6. 4. October's Gold

    Quite a sensory delight for all nature lovers.

    Like crunchy cornflakes
    Gold leaves rustle underfoot
    Beauty in decay.

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    I like Haikus and I like this one very much. It goes to prove that just a few well-chosen words can say more effectively than pages full. I love the comparison of cornflakes to dead leaves...

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  7. 5. The Pink Summer Sphere

    Every summer, my family and I would travel back to Korea and buy the peaches in the wet market...the juiciest, ripest, and the biggest peach that would make your mouth drip saliva. In the sweltering hot summer, taking those peaches out from the freezer and putting them in your mouth gives a sensation that makes your mouth burst in sweetness. Peaches are a summer fruit that should not go unnoticed.

    Peaches Haiku

    The Sweet Sensation Of Peaches Haiku, The Pink Summer Sphere
    The chill, worming in
    Shock, pleasure, bursting within
    Summer tongue awakes

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    This haiku just makes me want to close my eyes and picture in my head a beautiful flower garden, swaying in the cool breeze on a hot summer day. It also gives me the chills!
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  8. 6. A Caress

    Strokes of affection
    Light and tenderly expressed
    Keep love’s bonds so strong.

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  9. 7. Love Haiku

    • By Alisha L Mead
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    I am over you.
    Then my eyes meet yours once more,
    and I fall in love.

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    I LOVE this poem! It feels good because I can relate!

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  10. 8. Autumn Love

    • By Savannah M. Jones
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2018

    I have always loved autumn, so I composed a haiku to express my love.

    Coolness fills the air
    Scarves and sweaters everywhere
    Fall weather is here

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    It makes me feel the chill in autumn, which I have experienced only in literature. .

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  11. 9. Spring's Way

    This short poem is in Haiku style and about the transformation of winter into spring. I think it explains the struggle of the transformation of winter's nature, of trying to hold on a little longer, while spring's nature of taking over always wins, giving way to the brand new life, new love, and the charm of spring! In just a few short lines spring always wins her way, dancing well into May and June! Many weddings are planned during these months because of the fairness and beauty of the spring weather.

    Transformation Of The Seasons

    Winter fights to stay.
    Sweet Spring always wins her way.
    Flowers bloomed today!

    Spring has final say,
    Sending Winter on his way.
    Her true love is May!

    Spring's June wedding day.
    White lily and rose bouquet.
    Bells ring out today!

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  12. 10. Luscious Peach

    • By Paulette Vickers
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2016

    Irresistible freshness packed into a tender juicy summer fruit.

    My Favorite Summer Food

    Luscious Peach Haiku

    Fuzzy blushy skin
    Bursting sweetness, hidden seed
    Succulent nectar

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    This describes a high quality ripe peach exactly, and the deliciousness of a really sweet, succulent taste explosion, and the rapture of it all !

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  13. 11. Hello Autumn

    The season of Autumn is beautiful. It really doesn't take much, and we know Autumn has arrived: the crisper air, big bright harvest moons, warm afternoon walks with leaves crunching under foot, and our favorite treats we all remember that go just right with the season. I wanted to say hello to Autumn by sharing this fall haiku style poem.

    Autumn Haiku Poem

    Warm fall afternoons,
    crisp cool eves with harvest moons,
    crickets singing tunes,

    Candy apples sweet,
    crunchy leaves beneath my feet,
    Autumn is complete!

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  14. 12. Ice Cream

    • By Toasty T. Fella Pellegrino
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2016

    This haiku is about one of my favorite summer treats, ice cream! I wrote it for the July haiku contest, and it is a representative of my best efforts at writing something poetic about food in haiku form.

    Haiku About A Cold And Refreshing Treat

    Haiku About A Cold And Refreshing Treat, Ice Cream
    Cream, smooth as velvet
    A taste, sweet as your first love
    Cold and refreshing

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  15. 13. By Candlelight

    Yellow flame flickers
    Shadows dance upon the wall
    Love grows ever strong.

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  16. 14. The Rain

    • By Annie Castelino
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2014

    The drops of falling rain quenches the thirst of the dry earth and brings life alive. This thought flashes my mind as I experience the first rain of this season.

    Haiku On Rain

    The pitter patter
    Sound of the heavenly rain
    Raises novel hope

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  17. 15. Drifting Leaves

    • By Renee H. Chrysso
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2016

    I love to look at the leaves in autumn slowly drift down from the trees. It's my favorite season.

    Haiku About Falling Leaves

    Golden butterflies
    float down to the soft, moist ground
    and rest till fall ends

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  18. 16. Peacefulness

    Summer

    Calm as a river
    Tranquility in my heart
    Blue summer skies reign.

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  19. 17. Eye Of Fire

    • By Brandon
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2014

    I lost the one I love. Her eyes are burned into my soul. She is gone and I can't let her go.

    Miss You Haiku

    Your eyes are fire.
    Their image burnt into my soul,
    Scarred by beauty.

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    My best friend Wendy wrote a poem about our mutual friend, Lyndon, who died on September 25th 3 years ago. So sadly 1 year later, Wendy, my dearest and best friend, committed suicide. I have...

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  20. 18. Life And Death

    • By Brendon, Shakewaite
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2014

    I posted one poem on this website and after that for some reason I've been addicted to writing haikus...

    for all life on earth
    death is inevitable
    so make life last long

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  21. 19. One Day Of Summer

    Beautiful Sunrise And Sunset

    Beautiful sunrise
    On a warm summer morning.
    I wait for day's start.

    Rosy colored sky
    On a cool summer evening.
    Glorious sunset.

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  22. 20. Rain Haiku

    Rain hits my window
    Angels tap-dancing softly
    A heavenly sound

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