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.

All Types of Haiku Poems


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  1. Eye Of Fire

    • By Brandon
    • Published: October 2014
    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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  3. Spring

    • By Taylor & Chloe
    • Published: April 2009

    Swaying leaves on the trees,
    warmer air, blooming flowers,
    springs finally here...

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    • Rating 3.32
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    Wouldn't the last line
    springs finally here
    actually be
    spring's finally here
    which could also be
    spring is finally here
    which would be 6 syllables
    and it should be only 5...

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  4. Love Haiku

    • By Alisha L Mead
    • Published: February 2006

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

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    • Rating 4.20
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    I LOVE this poem! It feels good because I can relate!

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  6. "The Fire" In Haiku

    • By Andrew Mancinelli
    • Published: February 2013

    I was in fire,
    The room was dark and somber.
    I sleep peacefully.

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    • Rating 4.12
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    It is a good poem. I like it a lot. It is also narrated well.

  7. Summer Midnight

    • By Sazaria Quarles
    • Published: June 2015
    Haiku About Summer Nights

    Warm midnight falling.
    Stars shining, dancing brightly.
    Peaceful all at once.

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    The stars are bright
    While the night is
    Peaceful, calm, and

  8. Horrendous Haiku

    • By E.Gutierrez
    • Published: June 2017

    Creating Haiku
    Is harder than it appears
    Will take a while.

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    • Rating 3.15
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    This is really funny! I added it to my homemade anthology that we're making at home, with credits to you of course! Well done!

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  10. Autumn Love

    • By Savannah M. Jones
    • Published: September 21, 2018

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

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    • Rating 4.07
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    It makes me feel the chill in autumn, which I have experienced only in literature. .

  11. Haiku Year

    Haiku Poem About Months Of The Year

    Analysis of Form and Technique

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

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    • Votes 102
    • Rating 4.03
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    Featured Shared Story

    I love this poem so much! Great description. I love your choice of words.

  12. Sweltering Climes

    • Published: June 2016
    Poem About North Indian Summer

    Parched throat, roasted skin,
    Scorching sun rays, blazing winds
    Soul sizzling within!

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    • Rating 4.01
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    Featured Shared Story

    Wow. Wonderful description. I am actually quite surprised you got a rhyme in there. That is very hard for me to do.

  13. Spring

    Nature Haiku

    Water runs down stream.
    Fish swimming with the current.
    Life moving along...

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    I totally relate to this poem, as I went through a breakup that made me realize that life can move on, and always will regardless of any opposition.

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