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7 Haiku Poems about Falling Raindrops;Tear Drops of Sorrows


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


Memories mingle
with the tears of misty eyes


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


SilentReed (author) from Philippines on June 13, 2012:

Pearldiver ~

A translucent pearl

raindrop borne by autumn breeze

my mother's tear drop

Rob Welsh from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on June 10, 2012:

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

SilentReed (author) from Philippines on June 10, 2012:

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.

Rob Welsh from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on June 08, 2012:

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

SilentReed (author) from Philippines on November 08, 2011:

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.

Audrey Howitt from California on November 08, 2011:

Beautifully done! I love the last haiku the best!

SilentReed (author) from Philippines on May 10, 2011:

MellyMoo ~ Thank you for the read and encouragement.

MellyMoo from Australia on May 10, 2011:

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

SilentReed (author) from Philippines on December 25, 2010:

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.

Nell Rose from England on December 25, 2010:

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

SilentReed (author) from Philippines on December 24, 2010:

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.:)

neeleshkulkarni from new delhi on December 24, 2010:

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.

SilentReed (author) from Philippines on December 24, 2010:

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.

Martie Coetser from South Africa on December 24, 2010:

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.

SilentReed (author) from Philippines on December 23, 2010:

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

saddlerider1 on December 23, 2010:

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.

SilentReed (author) from Philippines on December 23, 2010:

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

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 23, 2010:

Haiku is new to me.The poetry is beautiful.


SilentReed (author) from Philippines on December 23, 2010:

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

SilentReed (author) from Philippines on December 23, 2010:

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

Thank you for your appreciation.

SilentReed (author) from Philippines on December 23, 2010:

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.

SilentReed (author) from Philippines on December 23, 2010:

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.

50 Caliber from Arizona on December 23, 2010:

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

Vincent Moore on December 23, 2010:

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"

Larry Conners from Northern Arizona on December 23, 2010:

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

tnderhrt23 on December 23, 2010:

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

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