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7 Haiku Poems about Falling Raindrops;Tear Drops of Sorrows

Updated on October 20, 2014



Raindrops on my face
dark clouds on the horizon
I hold back the tears

Memories mingle
with the tears of misty eyes
silently,raindrops

Tears fall from heaven
a heart opens the floodgate
to grief and sorrow

Tears falling,falling
heart fluttering,fluttering
my love, departing





Raindrops on the roof
my heart pitter-pattering
memories tapping

                                    Lips of sweet nectar
                                       the memory of her kiss
                                         turn bitter with tears




Fading memories
the pavement of broken dreams
wet  with heaven's tears

Love and compassion
       In time heals the bitter taste
             of tears on my lips


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    tnderhrt23 6 years ago

    Your pictures and haikus convey strong emotion...very poignant hub, great job!

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    maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

    These are wonderful haiku that strike at the heart of concealed pain and loss...I particularly liked the haiku " Lips of sweet nectar

    the memory of her kiss

    turn bitter with tears "...

    The painting in your first haiku intrigues me...Do you know the artist...Larry

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    Vincent Moore 6 years ago

    They say pictures speak a thousand words, you have conveyed your thoughts so very well here, poignant, strong and artistic.

    I loved them all, though these words have deep meanings for me. Thank you for the follow and for this beautiful haiku...

    "Fading memories

    the pavement of broken dreams

    wet with heaven's tears"

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    50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

    Quite good and deeply touching, you have become quite great in my book, peace 50

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    SilentReed 6 years ago from Philippines

    tnderhrt23 ~ Hi, I am new to the Haiku and I thank you for the appreciation and encouragement that this give me to pursuit further in discovering the beauty of the Haiku.

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    SilentReed 6 years ago from Philippines

    maven101 ~ deep emotions of past memories did indeed come to play when I wrote these Haikus. Thank you for allowing me to share it with you. Unfortunately I cannot give you any information about the artist. I just googled "raindrops" and like you the painting caught my attention...and emotion.

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    SilentReed 6 years ago from Philippines

    Vincent Moore ~ How to convey the image in our mind with so few words..the beauty of the Haiku.

    Thank you for your appreciation.

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    SilentReed 6 years ago from Philippines

    Hello 50 :) Thank you for stopping by.I'm glad that you enjoyed these Haikus. Peace and happy holidays :)

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    Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

    Haiku is new to me.The poetry is beautiful.

    Cheers

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    SilentReed 6 years ago from Philippines

    always exploring ~ Thank you. I too have only recently discover the Haiku. With each poem I find something new...

    The music of the video allows me to be one with the poetry

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    saddlerider1 6 years ago

    The combination of words and imagery conveys exactly what your soul brings forth and you have done it here beautifully. I believe the Haiku has discovered you:0) Well done my friend. Rated Up and Up some more. The video Kiss the Rain was an added feature, brilliant.

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    SilentReed 6 years ago from Philippines

    saddlerider1 ~ Sometimes words are not adequate to express fully what we feel.With the use of imagery and music the words somehow become more meaningful. Thank you my friend and best wishes for the holidays and may the coming new year bring you the best. PEACE

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    Martie Coetser 6 years ago from South Africa

    I am really impressed with the images/emotions you’ve created in my mind with these haikus of yours. The pictures you’ve chosen also compliment the haikus.

    I am, however, a bit confused. I was frozen by the rule that haiku may not contain words associated with human emotions, such as ‘love’, ‘sad’, etc. That it should be a clear picture of nature in such a way that it arouses emotion and deeper thoughts in the reader. Please help me out here. What is your definition of haikus, apart from the 5/7/5. And also about this – I’ve read somewhere that you can have any number of syllables in a line, as long as the total is 17.

    I would really appreciate your reply. Thanks again for the amazing images you’ve created in my mind.

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    SilentReed 6 years ago from Philippines

    MartieCoetser ~ Strictly speaking you are correct.But like the structured forms of meditation they serve as a guide until one can go beyond the forms and learn the way of surrender,an emptying oneself of preconceptions(in the intellectual aspect) and hopefully the Haiku will mirror our true self-expression.Something akin to the enlightenment that Haiku masters have attain. As a learning process in progress, I have found the 5/7/5 format of the Haiku very helpful in composing poems of how I feel.I have taken liberties in using what is useful but I continue to explore the Haiku in hopes of deepening my understanding. Thank you for your inputs they are very much appreciated.

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    neeleshkulkarni 6 years ago from new delhi

    i read them once in the usual cursory fashion, then again once more to enjoy the words and then third time to relate to the pictures and let all the loves i have ever lost sink in.and know what? it is raining on my keyboard.

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    SilentReed 6 years ago from Philippines

    neeleshkulkarni ~ I hope it didn't do much damage to your keyboard :)Thank you for your comments.Gloomy weather sometimes bring back sad memories of past loves although I have on occasion gone out into the rain just to feel the sensation of "heaven's tears" washing away the bitter after taste.:)

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    Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

    Hi, I am beginning to really enjoy Haiku poems, they seem to convey much more than the usual poems, and yours are lovely, nell

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    SilentReed 6 years ago from Philippines

    Nell Rose ~ hello and thank you for the complement.I just happen to be comfortable with the format of the haiku although I will be the first to admit that there is much to learn if one wish to broaden their understanding and experience of the Haiku. Cheers.

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    MellyMoo 5 years ago from Australia

    Wow. I love these haikus and the pictures too. Beautiful!

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    SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

    MellyMoo ~ Thank you for the read and encouragement.

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    Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

    Beautifully done! I love the last haiku the best!

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    SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

    AudreyHowitt ~ It's been a while since I wrote this. Thank you for allowing me to relive these poems and listen to the music :) and thanks for commenting. Have a beautiful day.

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    Rob Welsh 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

    I am glad that I am the one to once again rekindle the positive comments on this lovely collection of haiku Silent Reed.. Great haiku is timeless, as are those days in which the power of raindrops is measured by a hazy summer day.. Really enjoyed these, as I have your other haiku... thank you for the effort, layout and most especially for the perfect words by which to measure tears! Take care my friend.. PD

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    SilentReed 4 years ago from Philippines

    Pearldiver ~ Thank you for your encouragement as well as your lovely and poetic comment. Timely as I am at the moment grieving from a personal loss. Take care and Peace,my friend.

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    Rob Welsh 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

    You are most welcome SilentReed, I am sorry for your loss. Keep your pecker up and take care...

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    SilentReed 4 years ago from Philippines

    Pearldiver ~

    A translucent pearl

    raindrop borne by autumn breeze

    my mother's tear drop

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