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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.

Haiku. My first steps.


Haiku are short poems about nature. They are traditionally written in 3 lines (5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables). Today there are other variations, but I like the restrictions the traditional sort put on the writer.

Often there is a twist or surprise in the poem. This makes them interesting. This form of poetry originates from Japan.

The story of Haiku.

Haikus express a single moment or inspiration. They are strongly linked to nature. Sometimes they expound a single idea in their three lines. However, most of them are split, with a juxtaposition occurring within the poem.

Haiku do not rhyme. The Japanese writer Masaoka Shiki (19th century) gave the form its name.

Today, poets from all around the world experiment with the Haiku.

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Utopian Mountainside $780 Pastel on Paper 50 * 70 cm







These are my first attempts. Please tell me what you think.



Tall and strong they sit

The majesty of mountains

Some birds in shadow


A clap of thunder

Flash! Silhouettes come alive

The roar rolls on by


The leaves turn to red

Autumn: the weeping season

Red beds slowly brown


All creation laughs

Its music is always there

Sing and make merry


A drone of crickets

Summer heat bathes me in sweat

Clap! The rain falls down


Your heart goes silent

Eyes meet and all becomes still

Remember to breathe



I hope you enjoyed these haiku. With practice, I should improve. I haven’t written a lot of poetry lately which is not good. If I wish to write words for some of my musical pieces and turn them into songs I’ll need to pick up the pace. Hopefully these haiku inspire you to do your own. Remember, you don’t have to stick to the traditional form.

Have fun creating,