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Haiku: My look at Haiku

Updated on January 24, 2014

Haiku and nature

Haiku is traditionally written about nature but can also convey emotion.
Haiku is traditionally written about nature but can also convey emotion. | Source

Haiku Background

I've said before in my other haiku hubs that I really don't follow the haiku rules to the letter. Haiku poems should only have three lines; with five - seven - five syllables. Some say haiku is three - five - it would seem even the authorities disagree. My haiku structure doesn't meet the exact requirements but I think I'm on the right road. More American than Japanese. It seems haiku poems have turned into something you want to write more than what you have to write without following the haiku format.

In observing things around me I found there was plenty to write about just not enough to make a complete poem or article so haiku seems to be the answer. A haiku poem lets you express your thoughts almost any way you'd like. It is a great way for children to learn to write poetry because of it's simple form and no need for rhyming.

Following is my haiku.

Worry Pulls up a Chair


Haiku Poems

Worry sits
pulling up a chair
and stays awhile.

Snow covers ground
leaving its downy comforter
Eyes follow white.

Interesting Feet


Interesting feet
big and small
Everyone has them.

Eating Every Day


Eating every day
lots of food
Fun or necessity?

Green leaves grace flowers
Artistic background color
For delicate beauty.

Rugs cover floors
Warming rooms and feet
With softness.

Your name
like a fresh coat of paint
You always wear.

Dogs play
Dogs play | Source
Fish jumping out
Fish jumping out | Source

Warm or cold
A heart never shows
how it feels.

Thinking inside
hurting your head
till it's done.

Love growing
ever expanding
Living within you.

Dogs play
ruling their world
happy barks.

Rippling water
Fish jumping out
Catching bugs.

A lost love
Missing all the pieces
wondering what to do.

Love birds
Love birds | Source

Lovebirds share
Space and time together
Growing with each other.

Happiness around
Growing with the sunshine
Reaching new heights.

Poking through
New growth reaches out
Till flowers bloom.

Feeding life
Raindrops fall

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Thank you Jamie. I know how wonderful your poetry is so I am very flattered.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      Wonderful hub on a poetic form that is close to my heart! Jamie

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Effer the worst part for me is staying within the bounds. I tend to be a talker which means I don't want to stop at the end of the "stanza"! And btw it takes one to know one oh talented one ;)

      Thanks Jodah. Everything you do you do so well I'm sure when you write more you'll knock them out of the park!

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Very nice haiku Mary, now you inspire me to write more. Well done.

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Hey...."Haiku Mama!" LOL. You can be so proud of these great haikus. I have given them a try a couple of times and found they are really fun to create. It must be nice to have such talent that you breeze through everything you attempt with ease and grace. That's my Tillie!! UP+++

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Harishprasad I've tried and tried. I am so thrilled you enjoyed them so much but more so that you were able to learn a little bit from me! Thank YOU, for reading, commenting, voting, and sharing. What more could a girl ask for?

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Mary, these haiku are so fantastic and creative ! Also, I got my doubts cleared regarding the controversial structure : 5-7-5. You are really very deep into this craft. I enjoyed this beautiful haiku poetry and learnt something more about it. Thank you. Voted up and shared.

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      Thanks Linda. Fun to write that's for sure.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Fabulous haikus Tills!! Clever and creative!!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thank you Mary. I have no doubt you can do whatever you put your mind to, you've shown us that in so many of your hubs. Thank you for the vote and share.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      You are such a talented writer....I had not idea you wrote haiku; now I know. I don't know if I'm smart enough to learn to write poetry of any kind, let alone haiku. I do enjoy reading, though.

      Voted UP and shared.