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Haiku Poetry

Updated on December 14, 2014
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Baby in mom's lap

Smile on patient's face

In a Nursing Home

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Birds fly in the sky

Relaxed in the balcony

No one around

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My uncle, old and frail

Luggage dangle in my hand

It is time to depart

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Dust shines in light

Fingers on the laptop

Scribble no words

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Alone in the room

Needles move with time

Watch the wall clock

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Stroll in the Park

Leaf falls off the tree

Another follows it

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Crosses the road swift

Curls up into a ball across

People see the dog

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Beautiful and interesting haiku poetry! Love these very much.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Faith, I'm pleased that you liked the haiku poetry. Though I read haiku poetry and relish and enjoy such poems with all my heart, this is my first attempt at it. Thanks for appreciating and for your lovely comments.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I am gad you decided to attempt haiku poetry harish. these are great. I have only written one hub of haikus and it proved very popular. I have been considering writing more. Voted up.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I am gad you decided to attempt haiku poetry harish. these are great. I have only written one hub of haikus and it proved very popular. I have been considering writing more. Voted up.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      John, I had read that beautiful haiku poetry written by you I enjoyed that greatly. You must proceed with this beautiful form of explicit poetry. This is simple but very effective. I'm happy that you stopped by to have a look at my first attempt. Thanks for reading, encouraging, vote and support.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      So beautifully expressed. I like the photos and you make such an impression on poetry. Voted up!

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Glad you liked it. Devika, haiku is a very fascinating art of poetry. I wanted to be a drop of the vast ocean of haiku, hence this attempt. You are such a strong supporter. Thanks for reading, appreciating, commenting and voting.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Here you go, making me want to write haiku poetry again! Beautiful selection....

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Why not, Ruby, this is a wonderful aspect of poetry. I would love to savor haiku by you. I am just at a nascent stage and want to learn more. Thanks for stopping by and for presenting lovely comments.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I have never written a haiku, but you do it well my friend.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Bill, I'm delighted that you liked my entry to this unique world of haiku. Thanks for reading and appreciating this hub and for presenting such nice comments.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      You do this extremely well, Bro.

      Not everyone is that good! Delighted!

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      manatita, my dear brother, you are too generous and kind. Appreciation from a poet of your caliber is like a beautiful gift. Thanks for your kind visit and very kind comments.

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      Ryem 2 years ago from Maryland

      I've never been able to do haiku poetry. These are great!

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Thanks, Rym. It was just out of curiosity that I began reading haiku. Just when I got a little glimpse of this very glorious sun, I tempted to scribble some words. It is kind of learning.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love haiku poetry. A few words can say so much! I enjoyed all of your poems, but the third one is my favourite. The accompanying photo is interesting, but even without the photo the poem is powerful.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Great To know of your love for such a fantastic art. Linda, I'm pleased that you liked this my very first attempt at haiku. Thanks for reading and appreciating this haiku poetry and for presenting beautiful comments.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      Great Haiku verses ;I loved them and vote up.

      Eddy.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      I'm so glad you visited this hub. Eiddwen, you are too generous and kind. Thanks for appreciating these poems and for your kind comments and vote up.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Haiku is a great form of poetry and these are great examples.

      You say a lot in a few words which is what the haiku is all about!

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Annart , what you say is true for haiku in spite of it's short form is very impressive and deep. It was my first attempt and I 'm happy that you liked it. Thanks for visiting this hub and for your nice and encouraging comments.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      I'm exceptionally taken with the Haiku form - expressing so much in such a few words. These are most rewarding examples.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Glad that you liked these poems. Travmaj, thanks for appreciating the poems and for presenting lovely comments.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Enjoyed these haiku.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Gypsy, I love your presence here and am happy that you liked these poems. Thanks for appreciating and for extending nice comments.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Lovely poetry. The one about the uncle is a bit sad, but still it speaks of love.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Dianna, haiku is great Japanese Poetry and I am a big fan of it. It has such charm that the whole world is fascinated by it. I love your comment and you grasped it right, to love and be loved is a great feeling. Thanks for appreciating these poems and for presenting such beautiful comments.

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      Suzette Walker 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      Your poetry is beautiful and charming. The photos are great also and between the two, you leave us with a wonderful, heartfelt hub. Voted up+

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Suzette, thanks for appreciating my humble efforts toward trying haiku, which is a great Japanese art. Thanks also for vote up and presenting such lovely comments.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      They were all short but sweet Harish, and yet they each were still strong enough to have meaning. I voted this up, shared and tweeted it.

      Kevin

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Kevin, saying the obvious in short and creating a poetic effect is a unique art, also known as haiku. I am still doubtful whether I should call these verses haiku, but I am trying to understand what it is all about. Thanks for appreciating it and also for sharing and tweeting it.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Harish,

      You seem to have most of it. I never wrote it but I will try to help a little.

      Basically a Haiku is a Japanese verse/poem that is 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables (I learned about that when I learned Bonsai); it is usually about nature. You can read all about its meaning, but the meaning comes from the heart/inside ourselves, and you have that part! :-) Good luck.

      Kevin

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      You are right, Kevin, but I read some haiku poets who do not follow this 5-7-5 pattern strictly. It is interesting that without simile, metaphor, adjectives, personification etc., one can write three lines and still create different kinds of sensations and emotions, and that can be assumed as poetry.

      You are right that meaning comes from the heart. Thanks for giving an appropriate and beautiful definition of haiku and also for huge encouragement.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      See, I did not know that about the 5, 7, 5 pattern Harish. I only remembered it from years ago when I was studying something else, I guess that it has changed since. I have not read about, nor practiced it, in years.

      Kevin

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Thanks a lot Kevin, you are such a strong supporter of me. I sincerely

      value your words. Through our friendly exchange of words, we learn so much and thus enhance ourselves.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Yes I sure did Harish, thank you. :-)

      Kevin

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      Catherine Giordano 2 years ago from Orlando Florida

      What a nice idea. Let a picture inspire a haiku.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Catherine, you are such a wonderful poet and your hubs provide so many ideas for creating poems and stories. I'm so glad that this hub, my first tryst with great haiku poetry, attracted you. Thanks for reading and commenting on this hub.

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