Haiku Poems About Death | Death Haiku Poems

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

Poem Details | by Pandita Sanchez |
Categories: autumn, nature, seasons,


golden butterflies wildly whirl in wanton wind - leaves perform death dance
06-15-2014 Contest: 1 in 4: Choose your Season - Choose your Form Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich Placement: 3rd

Poem Details | by Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick |
Categories: nature

Nature's Demise

Hear the subtle cries
Slow death invades their terrain
Black lake mirrors event

Poem Details | by Laura Breidenthal |
Categories: celebration, dedication, encouraging, happiness,

War Flower

seeded in battle
growing amongst the death mass
no longer in grief

blooming blooming high
veiny stem all aglitter
will outlive your fray

trusting the true gale
in her dance she instills mirth
for the joys of life

Laura Breidenthal
March 28, 2016
For Mystic Rose’s Split Haiku Contest

Poem Details | by Sunshine Smile |
Categories: beauty, death, life, nature,

- Haiku X 139 - oh so beautiful -

                                         swans on frozen lake

                                   ice crystals melt in sun rays -

                                    death.takes the weakest

                                  Three Lines - Poetry Contest
                      Sponsored by: Dear Heart a.k.aBroken Wings 
                                  ~ 1st place in the contest ~

Sun :) - A-L Andresen :)

Poem Details | by Kim Rodrigues |
Categories: easter,




circumference of thorns
holes in hands ~  those healing palms
feet fastened – nail chains


Father forgive them
for they know not what they do
(And) It is finished


violent earthquake
up from the grave ~ walking dead
wind-sheered curtain splits


abysmal weeping
terrified person denies
the cock crows three times


empty gaping hole
world’s paying attention now
dawning of new day


spurs our hearts and souls
salvation’s glorious hope
King of kings ~ all bow

Kim Rodrigues © 2017

Poem Details | by Mark J. Halliday |
Categories: brother, death, father, mother,

Viking Death Prayer

With raised sword and shield,
The Norseman yells to Odin
The Viking Death Prayer*

 *  The Viking Death Prayer

Lo, there do I see my father.
Lo, there do I see my mother,
My sisters and my brothers.
Lo, there do I see the line of my people,
Back to the beginning.
Lo, they do call to me,
They bid me take my place among them
In the Halls of Valhalla,
Where the brave shall live forever,
Where thine enemies have been vanquished,
Nor shall we mourn but rejoice,
For those who have died
The glorious death.

Poem Details | by David Meade |
Categories: adventure, hope, mountains, peace,

Blizzard in the Himalayas -- Revised

The wind howls across
Heavy snow buries the world
and then deep silence

I liked this better:

screeching wind, death sings
heavy snow buries, survive
a deep silence mourns

Poem Details | by Linda-Marie SweetHeart |
Categories: holiday,

Halloween Nightmare

"Halloween Nightmare" spooky silhouettes encircle haunted castle midnight chimes undead. moonlight weaves silk web coffins creaking eerily fangs hunger for flesh. wolves prowl echoing witches swoop on straw broomsticks ghosts glide on fright night. magic spells enchant beware! death looms chirps black crow shadows lurk and lure. misty night invades dreams of trick or treat escape Halloween Nightmare! *For Tracie's Spooky Ku Contest

Poem Details | by Sunshine Smile |
Categories: cry, evil,

- Haiku X 67 - La Vie De Paris -

A pleasant evening
Romantic streets in Paris
Killed, done in cold blood

Picture as warzone
Music stops and ball rolling
A nightmares in live

The death in Paris
Fire with assault rifle
France close its borders

     * * * * * * * * * * * * * 

A definition of evil:  Goodness absence - No compassion
Are some people born without heart and becomes obsessed with the power of evil ?

Fear and crying
Gurgling stream of hate
My pain for the world
Give me your hand
Always by your side

14.11.2015 A-L Andresen :)
Copyright © All Rights Reserved

Poem Details | by David Meade |
Categories: absence,

Haiku 7 - Death

                    I sometimes wonder

           if they had lived, lives touched by

                     love, death into life

David Meade
Live Generously

Poem Details | by David Meade |
Categories: dad, dance, daughter, death,

Haiku 14 Eyes

      face, etched with deep lines
    dark sadness pools in the eyes
        lost in death daughter

For all who have loved and lost

David Meade
Live Generously

Poem Details | by Terry O'Leary |
Categories: life, time,

Brief Eclipse of Time

Life begins and ends
Birth, joy, laugh, cry, death and dust
Brief eclipse of time

Poem Details | by Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser |
Categories: inspiration, love, old, sweet,


A TALE THAT NEVER ENDS barefoot on the beach they hold hands amid moonbeams I do said the two their joints scream some pain tango is their most love dance oldies but goodies gray streaks kissed her hair unmoved, he caressed her face will death end their tale? _______________________ © 06:23 pm-- February 06, 2015

Poem Details | by Marcus Crane |
Categories: death, death, friend,

Flight of the phoenix

from ashes to dust 

the rebirth of the phoenix 

broken.now stronger 


i wrote this one for a friend of mine 
she has been cheated on by her BF 4times 
and she asked me to write something this is it 

meaning : 
"from ashes to dust rebirth of the phoenix" - after the phoenix dies it burns and turn into 
ashes.if we have to believe the legend that after its death a new phoenix would rise out of 
the ashes of the old one

"broken" -.now stronger" well death is sadafter everything my friend gone through a 
part of her died

overall - 
she was " a new person is born after all the painand came out stronger 
stronger " =]

Poem Details | by Sunshine Smile |
Categories: death, life, love,

- Haiku - X 4 - Heart -

                                         A heart
                            learning language of love
                                    but also grief

                                       The grief
                            learning heart to go uphill
                                    death is heavy

A-L  Andresen :)
Copyright © All Rights Reserved

Poem Details | by Keith Trestrail |
Categories: life,

Human Highway

life is the journey
and death its destination -
enjoy the ride folks

March 2015

Poem Details | by Travis Lone Hill |
Categories: adventure, death, sad, hate,

To Lose Someone You Love

To lose someone you love....
Its like trying to live violently among the peaceful people who are dying 
To lose someone you love....
Its like Im living in lies with laughter and happiness while Im truthfully sitting in anger and pain while crying
 Im grounded in shame yet Im still airborn with death together we flying 
Its hurts when one dies past groundshaken proximity under the hate but sent with earthshattering love above
 where we live to die yet we are born to survive where we bred to learn to get past all the ones we have lost with hate because ITS REALLY HURTS TO LOSE SOMEONE YOU LOVE.

Poem Details | by Bongani Zungu |
Categories: tribute, women, women, women,

Black Friday

Love your neighbor as you love yourself
What happened to our mind set?
She’s an infant not a cure for aids
She’s pure why forcefully snitch her virginity 
Respect our women you selfish men

South Africa you’ve made a name for yourself “rape capital” 
Let us unite against rape and restore our good name
My beloved South Africans unite!
Unite against women and child abuse
One person raped is one too many

Anene Boysens, your death united the nations
United, they condemned discrimination against women
They said” every girl has a right to be respected and protected against women abuse”
How long should we take this barbaric conduct?  
We owe it to all the victims to fight this disease

Woe to your power assertive rapists
Woe to you anger retaliation rapists
Woe to you sadistic rapists
Woe to you juvenile sex offenders
Woe to you women offenders	

14 February after sun set a word went forth
Rapists have no place in South Africa
February 15, 2013 declared a black Friday
We shall remain black until we defeat rape
Victory is within our reach, fight against rape.

Poem Details | by Jacqueline R. Mendoza |
Categories: black african american, christian,

Death of a Child

King David was completely forgiven for his sin by God
     But still had to endure the death 
     of his child as punishment.

Poem Details | by Kimberly Shaw |
Categories: beautiful, goodbye,

Frozen in Time

flirtatious finesse

frosted feathery lashes

frozen in death mask

Poetry contest:  Get Romantic
Visual No 7

Poem Details | by george seal |
Categories: rose, war,

yorkshire's flag the british union flag


   a single white rose
   purity gained victory
   red rose in death throes

   The County of Yorkshire England.
               George Seal.

   union designed
   saints andrew george and patrick
   three flags intertwined

   The United Kingdom
         George Seal

Poem Details | by Dear Heart |
Categories: death, flower,

Haiku- pretty flowers

pretty flowers grew in a garden window box-
death by drowning rain
____________________ June 17, 2015 Poetry/Haiku/pretty flowers Copyright Protected, ID 15--6826-29-0 All Rights Reserved Written Under Pseudonym. For the contest, Picture Perfect Haiku #2, sponsor, Skat Second Place

Poem Details | by Chantelle Anne Cooke |
Categories: death of a friend,

Cupcake Oh Cupcake

Cupcake Oh Cupcake 
Your loving licks, your loving smile
Bright black beaming eyes 

Petals of a pet
Leaping leaves of slight limbs
Running white roses

You glow as milk moon
Waxing and waning with clouds
Paws reminding rain

Time spent together true
Bird of death claimed you too soon
We scrub in sadness

Memories mark joy 
You shine as forever heart
We love you dear friend!

Poem Details | by marvin celestial |
Categories: creation, freedom, inspiration, inspirational,


Lenient light beings
Persistently beside one
Aware and secure

Acquaint themselves once
Nevermore in physical
But still their warmth counts

Coeval as I am
Complexities become plain
Chosen among few

Descend with desire
Defy death a countless times
Illumine spirit

Linger up below
Feeling within and beyond
Omnipresent glow

Poem Details | by Sara Kendrick |
Categories: animals, death, life, nature,

out on the porch

out on the porch listening to nature does the owl hoot Sara?
From the book entitled "I Heard the Owl Call My Name" By Margaret Craven Kwakiatl native American tribe's belief when death is imminent that the Owl calls one's name.. Sponsor: Richard Lamoureux Contest: Questionku Last line a question.. I bet you were not expecting this...

Poem Details | by Dayneissa Byrd |
Categories: art, beauty,

Breath movement and exhale

Lotus life birth Breath
Pond shakes earthquake storm movement
Locus destruction death exhale

Poem Details | by Vee Bdosa |
Categories: adventure, angst, art, black

DEATH WISH HAIKU A Musical History of Cigarettes

 DEATH WISH HAIKU (AS Musical History of Cigarettes)
Snooky Lanson sang it clear
smoke in every ear.

From your Hit Parade,
Frank Sinatra blew the words one time
Didn't Fence Him In.

Dorothy Collin's voice
America there's only one to smoke
Lucky Strike's the one.

Drifting up her nose
pulling smoke into her lung
biting on her tongue

what is she doing?
coffins closing in with nails
death as slow as snails.

Do you want a Lucky?
More satisfaction pleasure
undertakers measure.

Camel smoke was nil
More Doctors smoked  Lucky Strikes
Than Mike Hammer smoked.

Nicotine all day
tie hers up in Christmas bows
blow it out her nose.

Free on Navy ships
Sailors never saw the light
Though the match was free.

Poem Details | by Brian Johnston |
Categories: death, evil, faith, hate,

Haiku: Modern Greek Tragedy

vanity of faith
human death deemed serving God
Isis statue weeps

Brian Johnston
Nov 17, 2015

Poem Details | by david mohn |
Categories: philosophy, seasons,


life to death to life
seasons spinning round and round-
circles everywhere

Poem Details | by RONNY MADONSELA |
Categories: adventure, death,


Flaming shperiods descend
As the clouds swirl frenziedly
Uprooting erections

The seas withdraw then rise
To swallow the earth
As death enters

The grounds depart
To sail the seas
As ember paints the skies

Poem Details | by Alan Summers |
Categories: art,


harvesting moon
the death of a friend's sister
a lost jigsaw piece

Poem Details | by Marilyn Williams |
Categories: art, courage, heart, life,


Life does not get easier and death does not simplify. But take it on.

Poem Details | by Jermaine Kirimi |
Categories: war,

African Child

    under dressed cold
war besieged African child
    death is a constant

Poem Details | by Brian Johnston |
Categories: nature,

Haiku: Physics: 'Schrodinger's Cat' pontificates on his chances

Me..closed box..death hangs*, 
Heartless dreamers can't see in
Bastards! Am I dead?

Poet's Notes:

A famous thought experiment in Physics in which the life or death of Schridinger's 
Cat (an imaginary animal) in a box depends on unpredictable chanceThe 
experiment unimpeded, the cat will die, the question is only whenThe larger 
issue however, is that since no one can see what has actually happened, the 
actual state of the cat is unknown and hence can only be discussed in terms of 
the probability of the cat being either dead or aliveAnd probability ends the 
earlier mechanistic view of both God and His creationGod is no longer black and 
white, color has returned to His cheeks.**

* hangs - like the sword of Damocles, capable of falling randomly at any instant.

** see my earlier poem 'Black Body' for an even more poetic discussion.

Poem Details | by Michael Newman |
Categories: bird,

Haiku Sentry

Grey bowed wing heron

lands as sentry of quick death ~

pickerels dart deep

Poem Details | by Faith Simotwo |
Categories: abuse, cry, evil, growing


The bell rang                 
It was time to go
Everyone was happy
'Goodbye teacher Pendo'
'See you tomorrow'

Oh! My poor soul
That died every night
The brutal death without mercy
I was a fighter
But not after dusk

I walked home
Knowing my death awaited me
I knew he would kill me again
Leaving me in pain
My everyday death

He was ruthless
I lived by his rules
I really did try to live
But I still died every night

He drank not from his well
He blamed me
For not cooperating
He stole from another man's well
My unknown man's well

I died every night
Died in the arms of a man
A man I called my main man
The man I called my step father

Poem Details | by Jacquelynn Banks |
Categories: change, conflict, confusion, emotions,

A Haku from my world-2014

The internal fire
searing away life's pain
change summers forest

born into the world
contemplating renewal
ice covered rivers

all seasons cycle
pain love life feeling anger
eternal rhythm

bright autumn color
death brings life and renewal
pain will fade away

hope reborn once again
upon springs breath fresh flowers
life from the seedling

universes wide
internal contemplating
fish climb the river

many seasons live
through trials tribulations
death birth renewal

thought sparks creation expands
reality comes

the high of summer
sun triggered mania floating
as raging river

hot summer sunlight
river deprived of water
emotion dries up

life's changing seasons
shortcoming in emotion
through seasons cycle

fading pain emerge
life simple delusions made
forever change seasons

universe expand
knowledge create and destruct
chill grow burning fading

depressions winter
ever turmoil emotion
ebb flow night day spin

seasons always change
contemplating life death
universe expand

spaced thoughts are crazy
emotion fighting the storm
neon night pale day

wrecked ships wander
through the winters fog & mists
silent channels drift

coming through turmoil
ride the storm the hurricane
expand horizons

pain processed is therapy
growing from rebirth

fighting sanity
come insanity take home
forever to heart

the thoughts that process
never ending demons will run
collision nova

turbulent wind storm
shutters thrown open release
fear pain life death love

consuming feelings
season driven tolerance
change in fall and spring

tolerance for mood
patience empathy perceive
winter and summer

collision course set
new medication hinders
emergence changes

therapy consoles
soul full of turmoil and change
growth changed perception

frustrated anger
hot and long like summers heat
burns living forests

lashed out judgmental
like frog tongues catch flies and food
and ponds clear water (narcissism)

racing through insights
visions clear from universe
emotion has passed

struggle the outside
fury within emotion
body change season

temperament wild
raging storms, fire burns, whiteout
collides in fury

a long time waiting 
an answer born in voices
science or spirit

invasion of dreams
war new names fear demons wake
interfere with life

reality changed
committed to a course plan
bumps along the way

mountains far distance
filled with peaks and valleys the path
treaded with caution

move forward future
never stepping back from fear
ghosts do not haunt me

Poem Details | by Stuart Ackerman |
Categories: holocaust,

Holocaust Haiku Four

Sisters and brothers 
Eradicated with hate 
Chimneys spewing death 

Poem Details | by Linda-Marie SweetHeart |
Categories: nature, tree, tree,

Skeleton Tree

"Skeleton Tree" withered branches wane buried bones beneath tree trunk mummified death chant. legends lifeless limbs haunted hurricane swallowed breath of bloom denied. whispered memories hidden skeletal remains infest tainted tree. brittle branches bough parched to perish in black dust screams in effigy.
*For Nathan's Skeleton Tree Contest. *Written by: Linda-Marie The "Sweetheart" of P.S.

Poem Details | by Andrew Crisci |
Categories: deathfear,


Many fear loss,
I fear death indeed...not knowing
when it'll come.

Poem Details | by dana routheaux |
Categories: inspirational, god, change, god,

Wake up People

I'll tell you whats wrong with the world today, Everyone all caught up in texing facebook and all this here say.

People so busy with their lives and making money, Did you dumb asses forget why GOD put u here it isnt even funny.

Whether you believe in GOD or not were here for one thing, its about showing love not whose got the biggest bling

GOD gave me one gift its called I keep it real, I'll call you out on your stuff and tell you how I feel.

Pick a topic any topic and I'll spit my shit, the only question is can you handle it.

If I had my way theirs a few things I would do, Get rid of the death penalty, change the drug laws, put child molesters on an island alone just to name a few.

 People can change this I know, We all got love its in our SOUL.

Poem Details | by Marcedies Rhodes |
Categories: adventure, death, fear, funeral,

I Fell Into My Grave While You Watched

I Fell Into My Grave While You Watched

To fall down into the endless abyss
Your staying to watch me as I drift away from the world I once knew
What am I doing I losing control I'm going without word
Why do you watch from afar laughing as though my pain is some pleasure?
Is this the end of me? shall I die here ?
Why is it you watch me why is it you do not save me.I see you watching with a smile.
I thought it was love maybe it was greed that made you push me down down into my grave.
You seem happy maybe it because I'm dead?Yes that it
I'm happy again I was feared death but now i see it as pleasure
Why are you crying can't you not see me smile your tears or vain to me
I'm smiling as I see you suffer you killed me and now your paying for it
Here you are now you can stay by my side forever
I'm happy even more since you came now we can float together in this endless void you created
I can see your back to your old none selfish self may we both smile more

Poem Details | by Robert Shreve |
Categories: fantasy


to live forever
where death has no conception

Poem Details | by Briana Lynn Minard-Adler |
Categories: devotion, love, romance, me,


Babe, you know I love you right?
I can't seem to say it enough.
I want to be a part of you, like be absorbed
Into your skin or somethingIs that crazy?

I love you so much, I would die the worst
Possible death for you.
I will always be here for you always and
I don't want to lose you ever! you are my 
Life now.
You are the only one keeping me alive,
Letting me be myself, no matter how crazy it
You have opened your heart up to me, and
You have taught me a lot.
You also taught me I don't have to be so
Shy, but I amI am working on that.

And baby I love to cuddle, love to kiss
You and hug youI love to talk to you,
And I love laughing with you.
I love the way you smile, the way you laugh,
The way you smell, the way you  play with me,
The way you talk.
The way you are so fearless, and
How you are so flawless, and
How you are so flawless and perfect.
I love everything about you, and I don't want 
You to chance anything!
Oh yeah and babe, I love it when you play
With my heair! Is that too weird?

Poem Details | by Briana Lynn Minard-Adler |
Categories: brother, friendship, love, love,

My Big Brother Sam

So my big brother
Samuel James, goes
by the name Sam, he
Started out as my friend,
but now he's my big
brother; the one who's
always there, the one
who will always stick up
for me, and help me anyway
he can, will never do me
wrong, always true, always
honest, always the Big Brother
I love forever~n~always,
To death and beyondm and that beyond
is eternallySam you always
know how to make me happy it's
hard not to laugh around you, then put
you and my sexy hubby together & it's
so funny, and fun, and Priceless.
I see a family full of love,
the one who can never hurt me,
The one who is amazing and fun to be around,
I love you Big Brother Sam!
Briana Lynn Palmer
~Dustin's Wife~

Poem Details | by Michael Zavaletta |
Categories: adventure, games, power, violence,

This Is War

Flint-lock alarm clock,
A blooming Lotus whispers,
Speaking while death knocks.

Enter the Grineer,
Led by their slaver captain,
Vor, whom they revere.

Servant to his Queens,
Seeking hope for his clone race,
Corrupted by greed.

Pure vampiric thirst,
Stalking sacred metal crypts,
For our holy blood.

To be clapped in chains,
Seconds after waking is,
A harsh good morning.

My power's severed,
Soft as a petal she stirs,
Polarizing shifts.

Tingling fingertips,
An awakening occurs,
Underneath my skin.

When my hands extend,
The earth quivers before me,
Laws of physics yield.

Between explosions,
And a daring escape plan,
I find my freedom.

My own dingy ship,
At least I have a first mate,
Ordis and his...friend.

Soundless we wander,
Waging war for the Tenos,
At Lotus's command.

Vor's campaign will end,
By the hands of gravity,
Tremble before me.

Poem Details | by siza sibiya |
Categories: life, metaphor, river,

Row Your Boat

Life is but a dream, while rowing down the stream
 Better to flow along in life’s mystery, some call it destiny
 The present is a gift, if you catch my drift
 Watch your flanks, as life & death are your banks
 ‘Cause your reserves are vested in your life preserve’s

Poem Details | by Ethan Plummer |
Categories: nature,

Forest fire

topple me over burning from ones arrogance a sad forests death

Poem Details | by Paula Swanson |
Categories: nature


Within the night sky
Blue moon beams on silver wings
Silhouette it's hunt
Silent death in strong talons
Wings you never hear coming

Poem Details | by Samantha HAYNES |
Categories: art, beauty, write,

A Good Book

A good book takes you
far away to unknown lands.
Tears are shedDeath felt.

The fights are fearsome.
Futuristic tragedy
and past lives burst through.

Love stories flourish.
Characters become your friends.
History unfolds

Puzzle pieces shift
Clues hidden within the page
Space is tangible.