Post-weekend Poetry: Anything you can do, Haiku do too!

Morning. I thought it was high time I put some of my poetry up here so today is the shortest form, working upwards (next week is fibonacci). is a great list of poetry forms and says of Haiku…

Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry which is composed of three non-rhyming lines. The first and third lines have five syllables each and the second line has seven syllables. They often express feelings and thoughts about nature; however, you could write a poem about any subject that you would like to in this form. Perhaps the most famous Haiku is Basho’s Old Pond: Furuike ya 
kawazu tobikomu 
mizu no oto

Translated, this poem reads:
The old pond–
a frog jumps in,
sound of water.

Below are some of mine. If you’d like to share yours, please add in the comments box. Thank you!

red pen 760505 smallWriting a Haiku

Put pen to paper

A twelve-syllable poem

This ain’t so simple


Grand_Parc_d'Enghien 851655Grand Parc d’Enghien

Down by the river

The old man removes his clothes

And steps on the ice


If you’d like to share yours, please add in the comments box. Thank you!

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11 thoughts on “Post-weekend Poetry: Anything you can do, Haiku do too!

  1. juliathorley says:

    A couple of years ago, there was a competition to have a haiku included on a NASA mission to Mars. This was my contribution (not as good as yours, of course!):

    Follow the water
    Reach through the darkness of space
    Exploding with life


  2. Tim French says:

    A few pieces for Valentine’s!

    She crosses the road –
    With small velvet box in hand
    He sits down, trembling

    Whipping off her shades
    She truly hopes that today
    She will catch his eye

    You will be waiting –
    Nervously eyeing your watch –
    But aisle be on time

    We talk with our eyes
    It is a silent language
    Known only to ourselves

    Fiddling with her hair?
    So she must fancy me then
    Internet says so!

    Tim French.


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