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Dog haiku

Updated on October 4, 2012

17 Syllable Dog-Catchers

Haiku are strangely pleasing, and I'm really not sure why. It's something about fitting neatly into a format that just won't budge (which sounds oddly like a pair of skinny jeans) that makes it all worthwhile. Sometimes the result is funny, sometimes it makes you stop and sigh.

What better topic than dogs? After all, dogs please me even more than haiku. Usually.

So here are a few to get started.


Puppy breath smells like
Joy. Childhood, soft licks, fur puffs.
We got it! Puppy.


Sleeping dog farts. Jumps.
Runs away in fear, then turns
What the heck was that?


Old dog sleeps, shivers
Long life, old friend, gray muzzle,
So much love, so short.


Silly dog, do you think
You can really catch that bird?
If only you flew.

So there, some to start. Go ahead and add your own!
Syllables per line are 5 - 7 - 7.


Beth



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      Beth 5 years ago from Connecticut

      Thank you, Rajan!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Beautiful haikus Beth,

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      Beth 5 years ago from Connecticut

      Newfies are great!

      Thanks, Susan!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Dog Haiku for you

      I have two Newfoundland dogs

      Big and lovable

      Welcome to HubPages :)