Haiku Poems About America | America Haiku Poems

Haiku poems about America and America haiku poems. Read and enjoy these haikus! See also America Quotes.

Poem Details | by Suzette Richards |
Categories: history, poetry,


For those people too stubborn or too set in their ways to listen to another point of view: HEADNOTES  are NOT titles and they do not add to the syllable countThey are used with haiku or tanka poetry to set the scene  - like a signpostWithout it the reader will be totally lost (unless he/she has a VERY broad base of international knowledge)REAMS have been written about the MEANING of some of Basho's haikuWhy? Because it is ambiguous and, therefore, understanding them and translating them is difficultEg "the crow" and "frog pond" are only two of such haiku people are having difficulty with to come to a consensus as to what the poet intended to convey with these haiku 

Why Say More? The Problem of Titling Tanka
First published in the Tanka Society of America Newsletter 3:1, March 2002, pages 12–15While focused on tanka, the insights I hope this essay offers, apply equally well to haiku.

Tanka in Japan sometimes have headnotes as opposed to titles, but it is NOT a sixth line to the poem! Headnotes explain the “circumstances of the poem”—the context or settingAgain, though, headnotes are not at all like titles, and one need not be a particularly astute reader of tanka to spot the difference; headnotes are typically factual, locational, or anecdotal, whereas titles are often symbolic or intellectualThe headnotes, if used at all, do not fight with the tanka aesthetic, whereas titles typically do.

From my Blog Posted:11/5/2012 12:01:00 AM: http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?PoetID=30875&BlogID=13720


Hoeri 'kwaggo
raised from the sea – 
the tablecloth spread

a pallet
on which hope rests – 
cold sand clings


Hoeri 'kwaggo:  Table Mountain, “Mountain of the sea” in Khoi San.
Table Mountain is renowned for its tablecloth when the strong south-easterly wind blows.
Bloubergstand/ Beach: Means "blue mountain" - hence the place name (AND THE ATLANTIC OCEAN IS VERY COLD ALL YEAR ROUND) It is an iconic image of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand
The motto of Cape Town (which nestles at the foot of Table Mountain, is Spes Bona ( Latin for "Good Hope")
Cape of Good Hope is one of the 7 historical names of Cape Town

Poem Details | by maritza pagan |
Categories: america, animal, freedom,

The Eagle

Look at it soar high
Majestic… wings wide open
Fly America 

Poem Details | by Üzeyir Lokman CAYCI |
Categories: people, social,

What Species of Humanity Are You?

What species of humanity are you?
Whatever kind you are, you don't worry us
According to hearsay
you were willing to lay your hands
on small items
deposited by my mother
to the communal account,
close to a bank.
I know that since its existence
Istanbul has changed others.
Some who have gone there wearing worn down shoes
have returned in high heels.
You continue to brush its streets with your skirt.
Mirrors do not show what really happens
Ah, yes, you forget so quickly
the dusty streets of the sub-prefecture
of your childhood.
This ruse is your currency of the moment.
I know you.
You have swindled your brothers and sisters
with many recoveries.
My daughter, is there nobody to take you by the hair
and demand that you seek out America or Europe?
You have invented a lie to fill your pockets with money
What species of humanity are you?
Whatever kind you are, you don't worry us

Üzeyir Lokman ÇAYCI 
Paris, le 09.10.2004 
Traduit par by Yakup YURT en français 
French free verse translated into English free verse 
by Joneve McCormick - 25.10.2004

(Note: Soul to Soul presents this fine poem and others
in the spirit of communicating freely to increase understanding,
not to cater to any agenda or offend any nationality.)

Poem Details | by Thoubert Larus |
Categories: dedication, education, food, health,

No more diets

No more diets!

Positive Habits
greens, grains, fruit, and  protein
I am Healthier!

I have launched a website in facebook named : “healthy eating by Thoubert Larus”
My goal is to help people have a healthier lifeMy website also has govapproved 
websites for reference., links to recipes, food, good resources.In america Insurance 
plans charge for health coaching.I want to do it for free! We all deserve the same 
 Check me out and like me there to read my articles.

Thank you!  Thoubert Larus

Poem Details | by Robert Coles |
Categories: happiness, hope, inspirational

Paradise Lost

     I was listening to the news the other day regarding the economy and job loss that has 
been happening in North America and for some inexplicable reason the picture that Raul 
posted for his contest popped into my mindSo, here is my entry for Raul Moreno’s Solace in 
Nature Contest.

Recession rainbow

        Human foibles forgotten

                          Nothing else exists.

Poem Details | by Peter Dorr |
Categories: political,


TILT europe weak china stong america chose ally oz asia pacific Peter Dorr 17th November 2011

Poem Details | by Peter Dorr |
Categories: political,

Praise for how American voters are percevied by the media

america has independent voters but britain has floaters

Poem Details | by James Horn |
Categories: allegory, analogy, philosophy,

Horn Triopsis Seventhified

Horn Triopsis Seventhified 

Accomplishment of oneself
Which was by oneself.

Should be true to form
And exceptions are extremes
Reality realm.

Provide example
That is purposeful driven
Served to meet an end.

Being pragmatic
Results in an open mind
With a goal in site.

Being flamboyant
Surely will be self-serving
True Trump self-ethic.

Sad when self-defiled
Take advantage of others
Self always proclaim.

Source of gifts God
To meet the needs of others
Did design for us.

Just had a dream that I was in a big
college class in a semi-circle with a 
Professor in front of itHe wanted
each student to present what they
thought that the class should be
aboutThe title of the class was:
Being Embarrassed By Embarrassment."
I woke up while I was writing my 
answerEnded up with a terrible
cough, fever and waking up with
cold sweats due to bacterial contact
in Caribbean on Holland America Ship
Nieu Amsterdam out of Lauderdale.
Started on day before Thanksgiving
HorrorsStill have it and have seen 
Doctor Isenhower who prescribed an 
antibiotic and cough medicineTrying
to get back to normal with my poetry
writingJim Horn

Poem Details | by eunice holmes |
Categories: patriotic,

Freedom Flag

I think of America and it's freedom flag.
I think of all the lives that were lost and it's very sad.
We the people speech read by our leaders,
Yet we still have homeless and hunger and our youth that are bleeder's.
Ready to give their lives to serve and honor our nation.
Not knowing the place are time they will be stationed.
May it be land or sea they are willing to locate.
And the veteran's that served we really appreciate
Having freedom of press, religion and just being in this great countryWe shout yes.
Other countries run to be here, dare to be here, die to be here and tells us America is the best.
Sometimes I think we are untouchable ,but under God we are approachable.
To deal with international affairs, when I leaders step up to the stairs.
This place changes lives as that flag wavesI think of all the lives saved.
You should see the smiles of the people who become U.Scitizens.
Yes this is the place to be America the land of the free.
You want to say thank you 
The blood said it all.

Poem Details | by Bernard Barclay |
Categories: encouraging, political,


Do what you do well
Create American Jobs Trump
Make America Great

Poem Details | by Mick Talbot |
Categories: analogy, nature,

Depth Will Return

Have just recently read 'Let America Be America Again'
by Langston Hughes, it did many things to my brain, I might one day be brave enough add to paper, for the now, it reminded me of a recent haiku of mine: Depth Will Return, an appropriate analogy, (my thought)!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ teeming rock pools temporary shallows… life survives depth will return

Poem Details | by James Horn |
Categories: allegory, analogy,

Homeostasis Will Be Basis and More

Homeostasis  (5)
Will always be the basis,  (7)
For equal balance(5)

The existence of
Sacred Interdependence;
Godly radiance.

Amy Klobuchar,
Who is fit as a fiddle,
We cannot resist.

Jim Horn

Central text of tomorrow's sermon.

In America many of my things may find,
Except all those things that I left behind;
By God was allowed,
With my head bowed;
To America shall give my body and mind.

Jim Horn

Truth Disappeared Into Kissing Booth

Total truth nothing could be further from;
Jussie Smollett must think  we are dumb;
Of truth no shade,
And not well laid;
Any truth to story could not find a crumb.

Jim Horn

About Trump We Must Admit

About Trump what we must admit,
He is trying to hire  another misfit;
White House warming,
Another habit forming;
Continually does it and will not quit.

Jim Horn

Priest With Eloquent Voice

When priest came we had no choice,
And after hearing his eloquent voice;
On every once,
We did pounce;
All clapped loudly and would rejoice.

Jim Horn

To life of sermon added much spice,
What was said would always entice;
With sermon toil;
And to victor spoil;
Being elaborate is his biggest vice.

Jim Horn