24 Haiku Poems

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Haiku poetry is easy to write, consists of three lines, and usually follows the 5-7-5 syllable pattern. The third line generally offers some type of “surprise” or something that is unexpected.

Some people write in a 5-5-7 or a 7-5-5 pattern, which is also acceptable, although I prefer the traditional 5-7-5 pattern.

Much has been written on Haiku Poetry, so there’s no need to rehash it all here. However, for more information on writing Haiku poetry, you can read “How To Write A Haiku Poem“.

Here are a variety of Haiku poems that I have written. Since they are so short, I have decided to include two dozen (24) here. Some are light, some are dark, and some are in-between. I have also included pictures to accompany many of these 24 Haiku poems, and, to identify each them, I have simply numbered them.

If you like a particular one, simply tell me which one (or ones) that you like in the comment section, please!

Haiku #1

the x-ray vision

fortune tellers claim to have

cannot see cancer


Haiku #2

tick tock goes the clock

the second-hand rounds its course

non-digital time

Haiku #3

flesh decays quickly

exposed to the elements

flies don’t go hungry

a candle's light

Haiku #4

the candle’s bright flame

flickers in its holder

cracking the glass

Haiku #5

the rouge on her cheeks

matches the red gloss on her lips

a prostitute’s face



Haiku #6

the soft white tissue

gives comfort to my nose

its texture’s chafing

Haiku #7

intricate designs

crystalize on the cold glass

Jack Frost works again

Haiku #8

baby’s sonogram

technological beauty

photographs of life


Haiku #9

a winking eyelid

lets me in on a secret

unspoken words tell

a hand holding a pen getting ready to write

Haiku #10

ink flows from my pen

fingers grasp the nubby tip

creating poetry

Haiku #11

the crack pipe is hot

thumbs calloused from the lighter

drugs melting my brain

A collection of stuffed animals

Haiku #12

soft stuffed animals

and bumper pads line the crib

but baby’s stillborn

a razor

Haiku #13

razor-sharp cuts
bleed and colour the water red
bathtub suicide

Haiku #14

the screaming won’t stop

please let it be over soon

the birth of my son

Haiku #15


the post office delivers

bills long overdue

sunny sky with clouds

Haiku #16

white cumulus clouds

morphing into lovely shapes

smiling down on me

Haiku #17

children crying

chemotherapy waiting

hospital daycare

Haiku #18

a balancing act

merging lightness with darkness

emotional prose

Haiku #19

tears streaming downward

falling like drops from the sky

my kitten just died

Haiku #20

a puppy barking

playing and chasing the ball

gets hit by a car

Haiku #21

goldfish are swimming

in the toilet bowl water

going down the drain

Haiku #22

purple, black and blue

then brown fading to yellow

colours of bruises

Haiku #23

white foam at the mouth

crazy behaviour of dogs

rabies apparent

a rose
Haiku #24

pretty pink petalsresemble a rose so weeet

tasty vagina

Comments, anyone?

Which Haiku is your favourite?

Did any shock you?

Tell me their numbers, please, and why you like or dislike them!

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About Lorraine Reguly

Lorraine Reguly, BA/BEd, is an author and an English teacher-turned-freelancer for hire who offers 4 different services on Wording Well: writing (including blogging and ghostwriting); editing; and mentoring. She also helps others become published authors! Check out her services and see what she can do for you to help you!

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