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Best Haiku Poems

I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

Haiku Poems

Haiku Poems

What Is Haiku?

Haiku poetry originated in Japan. It is poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. Haiku started out as a popular activity during the 9th to 12th centuries in Japan called “tanka.” It was a progressive poem, where one person would write the first three lines with a 5-7-5 structure, and the next person would add to it a section with a 7-7 structure.


Silhouette of her face dazzles

I follow the shadow to another place

Yet beauty is still unknown


Bonded by love and grief

Death do us part no one believes

Wedding rings dismantled


The sun rises and sets

Darkness and light fights for faces

Life forms in places


Golden lips of eternal kisses

Leaves ride on the path stream passes

Her beauty buries deep within


Tips of our fingers touch

Aging memories waterfalls hypnotically

Memories in palm firmly clutched


Stones skips across the lake

Now lies cold beneath the waters floor

Once a happy stone


Morning dew tip toe away

The life of the sky awakens worlds

Earth now as an headache


Water is life

The energy of God which flows

Water, baby, birth


His army is ant-like

So small yet extremely effective

one is weak, many destructive


Goodbye old friend

The light has called upon my soul

I go where butterflies go

Best Haiku Poems

Best Haiku Poems


Fairies and sprites dancing

A child enjoys the party with laughter

Grown up blinded and bewildered.


Limits are created by mind

Imagination can take you to the heavens

Imagine something


Borders and chemtrails

Babies lie in cots trying to breath

The fire burns through cracks


An apple on the table

Not for the teacher, dinner maybe

Skinny rats weakly run by


Bandages over heads

Limping uniforms helped by shoulders

Presidents enjoy fine wine


Quickly pasting time

Frozen memories retrieved unseen

flashes of lights breaks thoughts


Christmas snow falls

Snowmen wiggles back to life once more

The sun is no more


Coffee spills into table cracks

The table awakens and does its laps

While eyes still shut.


Great is thy faithfullness

In the morning new mercies we see

Humble hands reaches to me


Love is a powerful storm

It damages but a renew will begin

Look back, start over.

© 2017 Clive Williams


Nidhi Nihara Sabish on August 28, 2018:

I love than . It is AWESOME

John on June 12, 2018:

Good boi

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on May 16, 2018:

I am glad it did. Caroline

Caroline on May 16, 2018:

Love ure poems, it inspire me alot!!!!!!!!!!

kalidas samajdar on May 05, 2018:

Poems are birds in cage

Crying for far sky in the mind

Free them owing to heart

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on October 02, 2017:

@Eric...love can cause heart ache and pain and damages your trust in others to love. But when old love has past, a new love shall begin. "It damages, but a renew will begin"

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on October 02, 2017:

Thanks all

threekeys on October 02, 2017:

I love Haiku. That is how I began to try my hand at writing poetry in 2016.

I enjoyed your Haiku. Beautiful imagery, Clive. Thankyou.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 02, 2017:

Thanks for sharing these beautiful verses. Never tried them, but always admire them.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 02, 2017:

I still don't get it; "It damages but a renew will begin" is to me; It/dam/ag/es/but/a/re/new/will/be/gin = 11

I guess I will stick to nursery rhymes.

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