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Let's get a little Haiku crazy on Hubpages!

A friend of mine had a Haiku contest on his myspace page--leading me to this idea: let's have a hubpages Haiku contest!

Here's the Deal:

I'll outline the basics of what a Haiku is...but, there are really no rules. Have fun with it! Try to stick to the Haiku format, but play with it. Poetry is language is ever-changing!

I'll update the Hub to feature the best Haiku, but it would be cool to end up with a bunch to read! Feel free to vote on which ones you think are the best, coolest, weirdest, or wackiest.

How to Haiku:

you must write three lines

five, seven, five syllables

let last line linger


hubbers know that the

hubbers know that hubs will grow

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Check out this article if you want to learn more about the Haiku.

Write a Haiku (singular) to add to the compilation of Haiku (plural). Have fun.

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Submit Your Haiku Here: 22 comments

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livelonger 9 years ago from San Francisco

Our sweet summer ends

Mild, windy with bursts of hot

The winter brings rain

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cgull8m 9 years ago from North Carolina

I haven't written a Haiku, but I will give it a try, great idea to have in the hubpages. Cheers :)

Stacie Naczelnik profile image

Stacie Naczelnik 9 years ago from Seattle Author

I am looking forward to seeing your Haiku!

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Bob Ewing 9 years ago from New Brunswick

This could be fun.

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nlowman 9 years ago from Connecticut

Gray and lazy days:

Sweatshirts, wool socks and blankets

warm away the cold.

Stacie Naczelnik profile image

Stacie Naczelnik 9 years ago from Seattle Author

life's apologies

The meeting of two rivers

berries among thorns

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Paraglider 9 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

my back to the dawn

I gaze towards yesterday

whose crystals were balls

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Poetic Muse 9 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA, USA


Barefoot in the snow

Ice crystals on eyelashes

What was she thinking?

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Drax 9 years ago from NYC....

well you went to bed

as here we slave alone

poetic capitalism !

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uglydawg 9 years ago from Vancouver, WA


crystal none alike

white deep need my shovel

drifting floating cold

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Kenny Wordsmith 9 years ago from Chennai

I love, so hate war

Beating about the Bushfire

A prayer for peace

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gamergirl 9 years ago from Antioch, TN

my brain flows with rhyme

content, daydreaming I sing

praising this fine hub

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Whitney05 9 years ago from Georgia

Hubbing a Haiku

What an interesting thought

Stacie this is great.

Iðunn 9 years ago

a delight to find

a bush haiku by kenny

politics are hot

Fat Frances 8 years ago from http://hubpages.com/hub/a-zany-guide-to-weight-loss

Great Hub!  Please check out my blog for more Haikus.  An example;

I ate three helpings

Felt as stuffed as I could be

Asked, "What's for dessert?"

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Uriel 8 years ago from Lebanon

i didnt understand the rules any hows but can anyone help me out?

A lonely stranger in a world forged out from brutality

Walking restless here and there in search of humanity

Yet, whatever i do people seem to show no mercy

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Stacie Naczelnik 8 years ago from Seattle Author

Uriel, what confused you about the rules? There is a link to an article in the directions that should help you.

Sir Richard of Castle Hills 8 years ago

My feet look like handswhen close together I fearthere is no escape.My feet are attachedat the ankles running willonly excite them.They covet my handswhich get all the attentionthey are sore losers.My feet sense dangeranxiously grasp for weaponswishing they were hands.They cry out in vainscreams echoing in my shoesthe will to escape.Approaching battlebrothers in a righteous causemust warn the Ancient.Scratching through the solesthe pair begin to see lightwill Ancient approve?We cast off the shellsof the Old Guard we call outto the Ancient one.Free we bathe in lightwe pose majesticallywe see our captors!Lo! The hands descend!Lest we be covered againdespicable shoes.Alas! The Ancient sees us we call out to himhis face now contorts.We must alert himto the danger what woefullbeatings have we earned?

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Debby Bruck 8 years ago

Must I think of what

to write on just three lines of

seventeen short beats?

check out more haiku

on my hubpage not squidoo

hope you enjoy them

Thanks for this great contest!

. . .

I love haiku


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Mystique1957 7 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Well, Stacie, I am gonna give it a try!

I will put two Haikus which were originally

written in Spanish. Let`s see how it goes.

Normally Haikus do not have a title, but

it doesn`t hurt.


total solitude

under a long, starry night

and my heart`s lament


a thousand laughters

my soul`s eternal weeping

delight of the king


Christine 6 years ago

Skiing on crisp snow

Diamonds sparkle and surround

Wealth spread out for all

(thanks for the inspiration!)

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Freesiaraynn 6 years ago from Philippines

Thanks for this post...I really love haiku...

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