New Haiku for you to read.

New Haiku

Here are some more new haiku I’ve written. The topics are varied.

The Haiku is usually a short, impressionistic poem. However, a haiku also has other characteristics:

  • It focuses on nature or the seasons
  • A division into two asymmetrical sections. This creates a juxtaposition of two subjects (e.g.  something natural or human-made, two unexpectedly similar things. Yet there is still a relationship between the two.
  • A contemplative or wistful tone.
  • There are no superfluous words
  • imagery predominates over ideas and statements, so that meaning is typically suggestive, requiring reader participation
  • Little use of metaphor and similes
  • The lines don’ rhyme

There are also one line Haiku (monoku) and other variations. I like to use the restrictions of the traditional form (3 lines, 17 syllables {5,7, 5}).

My New Haiku

 

A snoring partner

Could it be the sound of love

smiling at the world

 

Red licking at black

The fire is brazen, blazing

New growth will soon come

 

After the Fire $155 Oil on canvas 32.5 * 22.5 cm

After the Fire $155
Oil on canvas 32.5 * 22.5 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

His bark protects me

Don’t look at me like that

All right, here’s a treat

 

Cock a doodle doo

Tweet, twit, tweet, twit, tweet, coo-it

Time to crawl from bed

 

Hands covered in clay

I do what I love to do

Clothes covered in paint

 

Rows of marching ants

A frenzy round a dead bug

Gather for the Queen

 

The wind is swirling

Leaves spiral with loose paper

Dust stains the windows

 

A baby crying

A tired mother answering

It’s love that I hear

 

Mighty yellow disc

Rests on the edge of the world

Then sinks down to sleep

 

Atop a mountain

The stars sparkle forever

God lives in the land

 

Ferocious lion

His thundering roar shakes mountains

Tummy rumbling

 

Your name is your self

It feels strange upon your lips

Who the hell am I?

 

Wind rushing through hair

Running, jumping, screaming joy

Being is pleasure

 

Hope you enjoyed my new haiku. I will be publishing more writing soon.

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