A Collection of Latter-day Saints Haikus

A Haiku - Aaronic Priesthood

Deacon, teacher, priest,

bless and serve the sacrament,

leadership in truth.

Mt. Timpanogos Temple, American Fork, Utah, U. S. A.
Mt. Timpanogos Temple, American Fork, Utah, U. S. A. | Source

A Haiku - Bishops

A judge in Zion.

Carer of the poor, and fair,

Presiding High Priest.

Mt. Timpanogos Temple (West Face)
Mt. Timpanogos Temple (West Face) | Source

A Haiku - Church Callings

Called to serve others,

To meet any special needs;

Drawing on others.

Mt. Timpanogos Temple  (Main Entrance Portico)
Mt. Timpanogos Temple (Main Entrance Portico) | Source

A Haiku - Callings

Come unto Jesus,

Bring your faith and your belief.

Add to your knowledge.

In the Rockies in Fall.
In the Rockies in Fall. | Source

A Haiku - Goals

Desire your true Self,

The unique you that God loves.

He hears sincere prayers.

The Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, U. S. A.
The Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, U. S. A. | Source

A Haiku - Decisions

Decide who you are.

Seek to know, if now unsure.

You can choose the right.

Meditation can bring peace, clarity, and resolve.
Meditation can bring peace, clarity, and resolve. | Source

A Haiku - Home Teaching

No one left lonely,

Two will visit and assist.

Month in month out friends.

You come to church, and the caring church comes to you.
You come to church, and the caring church comes to you. | Source

A Haiku - Joseph Smith

Reviled by some few.

Revered as a prophet, too.

Martyred by a mob.

Decide for  yourself who the real Joseph Smith became.
Decide for yourself who the real Joseph Smith became. | Source

A Haiku - Missionary Work

Fifteen million now,

Some came seeking, others sought.

The world over still.

"Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves." (Matthew 10:16)
"Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves." (Matthew 10:16) | Source

A Haiku - Patriarchal Blessings

Guidance from above,

Voiced by a holy patriarch

and meant just for you.

Where will the path of this life take you, and how can you be prepared without the guidance of your own patriarchal blessing?
Where will the path of this life take you, and how can you be prepared without the guidance of your own patriarchal blessing? | Source

A Haiku - Pioneers

Promised a new home,

And believing that promise,

They trekked west hopeful.

Not all pioneers completed the trek west, many burying babies, children, family, and friends along the way, often pushing handcarts across rivers and over mountains firm in the faith that moved them onward to the valley of the Great Salt Lake.
Not all pioneers completed the trek west, many burying babies, children, family, and friends along the way, often pushing handcarts across rivers and over mountains firm in the faith that moved them onward to the valley of the Great Salt Lake. | Source

A Haiku - The Plan of Salvation

Christ died that man live.

Man is meant to have joy now,

And in the next life.

Life can be joyous and abundant.  Choose to make it so.
Life can be joyous and abundant. Choose to make it so. | Source

A Haiku - Priesthood

Luther missed it then.

Conferred by John The Baptist,

It will remain now.

Source
Through the works of the priesthood the work of God goes on throughout the earth from the smallest humble shelter to the highest offices in every land.
Through the works of the priesthood the work of God goes on throughout the earth from the smallest humble shelter to the highest offices in every land. | Source

A Haiku - The Relief Society

Sisters, they are one,

Since 1842 on:

Virtue, charity.

A Haiku - Revelation

Have you been inspired?

Few have not been, but why you?

God loves you, that's why.

A Haiku - Teachers and Teaching

What causes learning?

Teachers who teach reach some folks.

Good ones love teaching.

A Haiku - Temples and Temple Work

In, but not of here,

Sacred places, sacred work.

Fit for the Lord's place.

One of hundreds now....

Work of baptisms for all the ancestors, for eternal marriages bound in heaven, and sealing families as eternal units takes place in the holiness of temples here on earth.
Work of baptisms for all the ancestors, for eternal marriages bound in heaven, and sealing families as eternal units takes place in the holiness of temples here on earth. | Source

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© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Thank you, splendid Haiku's on a wonderful topic, your faith.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Ericdierker -I am hardly alone in this one. 88,OOO missionaries are now serving around the world from a base of 15,OOO,OOO members, and if we were to count how many of the members have already served as missionaries for 18 months to 24 months of their lives, the figure would surprise even me!

The other haiku now numbering over 150 cover topics anyone can relate to. These were especially germain to the functions and spirit of Latter-day Saints and so I grouped them together for this one.

I have one more coming on the Boy Scouts of America, and then I am tempted to leave haiku alone until at least after the elections.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Beautiful messages and inspiration for Christ-filled activities in these verses. Thank you.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

MsDora - Thanks for being such an active Hubber.


Ibidii 2 years ago

I am missing living in Utah. I really enjoyed the 8 years while I was there. These photos are awesome and show how beautiful Utah is in each of its seasons! Very nice hub! I am LDS and the Temples are just awesome inside and out.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Ibidii - I am still working on one of the 134 topics covered in "The Teachings of Thomas S. Monson." I have finished Hubs on each of the other 133 and found it a worthwhile challenge which took me roughly nine months to complete. I'm happy you enjoyed my photos. Illustrating my Hubs with my own photos finds many used several times, but when the opportunity presents itself I add to my collection of Hub photos. My latest of a thundercloud is one I had high pleasure in capturing and posting.


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Then, there are some that are natural leaders, not followers. Is that a BAD thing?


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - Looking back over this Hub, I am not sure what spurred this qustion. We need natural leaders, but they would take us nowhere, or in the wrong direction, if there were no followers. We have had natural leaders who led many astray. Fortunately we have had natural leaders who contested the others and so far have kept the boat on an even keel. Putin may be a natural leader, as apparently so was Gorbachev (Until recently when he claimed the West was causing today's dangers,) What the world really needs are educated followers who make the wise choice of who, what, when, where, how, and why to follow.

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