Haiku Poems About Grief | Grief Haiku Poems

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

Poem Details | by Demetrios Trifiatis |
Categories: grief, joy,


Stricken by grief heart

Flooded by myriads tears

Cruel men rejoice!

© Demetrios Trifiatis
         25 May 2018

Poem Details | by James Burns |
Categories: angst, confusion, death, family,


  Screams above the din

A moment of grief and loss

    A loved one passes

Poem Details | by Sunshine Smile |
Categories: cry, life, people,

- Haiku X 54 - Nepal -

In faith, grace and love
Power of wild bulls and lions
Earthquake in Nepal
Death quake in Nepal
Villages  totally destroyed
Heartbreaking pictures

Dead human bodies
Disaster unknown level
Earth continues shake

They need clean water
Under wings of an angel
My Lord, why is this ?

Caught in a drama
Hoping to find survivors
Screaming from the ruins

In grief and despair
They need shelter for the night
Prayer for the dead

29.04.2015 A-L Andresen :)
Copyright © All Rights Reserved

Poem Details | by Gerard Keogh Jr. |
Categories: animals, imagination, nature

The Fox, The Wolf, The Coyote,

     The Fox:

1 the blare of the horn
     snooty hooves of  fire red coats...
     panting for my life

2 briar rabbit ears
     twisting in my angry grip...
     more tall tales are told

3 a hen in my mouth
     a farmer without his gun...
     life can be so good

     The Wolf:

1 silver sinews coil
     full moon permits me to speak...
     shivers for all men

2 my proud bloody coat
     clings to young Navaho skin...
     tales of my demise

3 the grind of tractors
     growl grief to my amber eyes...
     leave my land alone

     The Coyote:

1 mangy vermin shriek
     pelts darken with scarlet smear...
     ranchers open fire

2 mere morsels to munch
     lupine snap shears of warning...
     always last in line

3 roy rodgers singing
     cactus cattle and trail dust...
     my chorus off key 

Poem Details | by Shadow Hamilton |
Categories: death,

Death and Grief

Death creeps quietly in
often taking by surprise
one last gasp of air

leaving behind pain
sadness, sorrow and such loss
emptiness of heart

days pass by in grief
each becomes full of torment
as one struggles on

no light just darkness
no end is yet to be found
time they say will heal

for them left behind
no peace, just grief smothering
icy heart with blackness

written 9/16/2013

contest Grief

Poem Details | by David Smalling |
Categories: caregiving, faith, lossold, old,

Ascension by Fire

The silent news spoke
Nothing of my grief, the fire
Came after the smoke

Children, grandchildren
Were'nt lollipops of the flames
Choking on prayers

The serpent's eyes red
Looked, and from our fortress fled
Staining just one room

With the ash of sin
Investment here of its doom
Without rain or tears

Throw the old things out
 Burnt furniture, wet clothes scarred
With water and dirt

Human life is more
Than grief can measure in loss
This, yet we endure

Carol, dear, and John
Give Candice my love's regard
We shall build again

The phoenix in us
Resist the yearning in dust
To fracture our trust

We rise, and we rise
The spark above leaping fire
Death is love disguised,

The balm of the skies
We believe and do not need
The germ in the seed.

Let old visions die
Frail vanity now disposed
Fresh faith from it grows

For in this despair
Our safety meant God is here
Life is only grace.

Poem Details | by Leon Enriquez |
Categories: change,


Evening descends
Running track overture;
Brisk walk abstract


Late night commute
Transit trains empty;
Small talk echoes


Brisk walk homewards
Wind follows footsteps;
Seeking company


Supper for dinner
Cold dishes now;
Busy delay


Old lady struggles
Bad knee joints;
Painful walk


Moonlight aura
Mystic blue streams;
Lovers serenade


Rainy weather
Indoor activity;
TV interlude


Afternoon siesta
Puzzling dream time;
Abrupt awakening


Britain opts exit
European Union crisis;
Latest news flash


Choices made
Winners and losers;
Consequences attend


Be quick now
Let grief be brief;
Exclusion clause


Leon Enriquez
26 June 2016

Poem Details | by kristi hayner |

Monday Mourning...........

Don't know how to speak
To you get my point across
Calm & soft don't work

Maybe in the past
"Itching" & screaming got thru
To you now other

Ways are much too quiet
Perhaps you need to be slapped
A bit to get it

We're alike that way
Care not to be corrected
No matter the path

Disturbing to be
Wrong, off, bad, out of the loop
Don't like it one bit

If ugly screaming
Is what it takes I fear I'm
Not your gal at all

Help me to help you
Without any grief 'cause things
Change most everyday

Poem Details | by Matt Caliri |
Categories: hopegrief,


O Father Of Mercy
Wash out this grief you shower
Over me and the land,

Ring out the spirit
And Saturday our love's weeks
Like light through locked twigs,

Beyond the puddled boy
Crying in vain for solace
Sung all about him

With worried weather,
Arise in your emptiness
Head-high like the sun.

Stars are for darkness.
May each night blanket blessings
Down Heart's corridor

And the floors of joy
Shift shapelessly through lives
Like mud on apples

In a woven dreamland,
Floating as God's single thought,
Making rich your harmony

As the cross flies off
And the Bible loads squirt guns
And "grace" replaces "debt"

Replaces tongue and
Speech in swirling compassion
Viewed from your own chair

You made from pictures
And lightbulbs and fake noses
And dusty open cheer

Up! The baby smiles
Your world of grief has shattered.
Light has pierced the dark.

Poem Details | by Demetrios Trifiatis |
Categories: care, love, pain,



Your grief I witnessed

My suffering it became 

Intertwined our souls!

© Demetrios Trifiatis
       13 March 2017

Poem Details | by christine a kysely |
Categories: loss

Streamers Of Grief Run

Streamers of grief run
Fly free from innermost lands
Spawn of pain from man.

(January 10, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

(c) Copyright 2011 by Christine A Kysely, All Rights Reserved

Poem Details | by Probir Gupta |
Categories: anniversary, deep, muse, passion,

Happy Birthday Bard

Relaxed sun today
painting the clouds with pleasure
It’s Tagore's birthday

From the red pink and
Crimson passion on faces 
looks on the tall Bard

In my black and white
dust have come some handsome grass
Welcome Bard welcome

The wind in my room
Hums Tagore's songs in the chime
Our eyes meet in rhyme

Normally angry
Sun sprinkling colours today
Tagore looks lovely

He has taught us how
to weave the hues of grief and
joy in our poems

He has shown us how 
To set off blue and red birds
from our chest in space

We in summer rain
from our blue quest of those birds
beautify our sky

Oranges today
In passionate expansion
Happy birthday Bard

9 May 2017

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

More God Horn Haiku

More God Horn Haiku

Maintained composure
And I always know for sure
My faith will endure.

Did hear in my dream
God always does reign supreme
And us will redeem.

After wrath and scorn
My new life was truly born
No more grief or morn.
(Especially Jim Horn)

God do bless my soul
And all that is within me
Praise His holy name.

Jim Horn


Poem Details | by karen croft |
Categories: absence, angel, anger,

A Final Good-bye

You take your last breath

My voice choked up with grief and pain

The tears flow slowly

Poem Details | by Demetrios Trifiatis |
Categories: death, friend, heaven,


Death my friends' lives claim

Relentless grief in my heart, 

Souls are enraptured!

© Demetrios Trifiatis
      27 January 2017

Poem Details | by Heath Barker |
Categories: grief,


The dark grief comes now
Stand in pain, sit in sorrow
Tomorrow is new

Poem Details | by Melody Pwaveno |
Categories: fear,


My eyes waste away with grief 
Deep down inside I feel to scream 
This terrible silence stops me

Poem Details | by Gershon Wolf |
Categories: grief, tree, wind,


frail sapling
 tender shoots wind-bowed
   --our grief borne

      April 30, 2018