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Updated on October 24, 2007

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.

Submit Your Haiku Here:

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    • Freesiaraynn profile image

      Freesiaraynn 7 years ago from Philippines

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

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      Christine 7 years ago

      Skiing on crisp snow

      Diamonds sparkle and surround

      Wealth spread out for all

      (thanks for the inspiration!)

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      Mystique1957 8 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


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      Debby Bruck 9 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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      Sir Richard of Castle Hills 9 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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      Stacie Naczelnik 9 years ago from Seattle

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

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      Uriel 9 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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      Fat Frances 9 years ago from

      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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      IĆ°unn 10 years ago

      a delight to find

      a bush haiku by kenny

      politics are hot

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      Whitney 10 years ago from Georgia

      Hubbing a Haiku

      What an interesting thought

      Stacie this is great.

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      Kiz 10 years ago from Antioch, TN

      my brain flows with rhyme

      content, daydreaming I sing

      praising this fine hub

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 10 years ago from Chennai

      I love, so hate war

      Beating about the Bushfire

      A prayer for peace

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      uglydawg 10 years ago from Vancouver, WA


      crystal none alike

      white deep need my shovel

      drifting floating cold

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      des donnelly 10 years ago from NYC....

      well you went to bed

      as here we slave alone

      poetic capitalism !

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      Fayme Harper 10 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA, USA


      Barefoot in the snow

      Ice crystals on eyelashes

      What was she thinking?

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      Dave McClure 10 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

      my back to the dawn

      I gaze towards yesterday

      whose crystals were balls

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      Stacie Naczelnik 10 years ago from Seattle

      life's apologies

      The meeting of two rivers

      berries among thorns

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      nlowman 10 years ago from Connecticut

      Gray and lazy days:

      Sweatshirts, wool socks and blankets

      warm away the cold.

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      Bob Ewing 10 years ago from New Brunswick

      This could be fun.

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      Stacie Naczelnik 10 years ago from Seattle

      I am looking forward to seeing your Haiku!

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      cgull8m 10 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 :)

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      Jason Menayan 10 years ago from San Francisco

      Our sweet summer ends

      Mild, windy with bursts of hot

      The winter brings rain