Haiku Poems About Life | Life Haiku Poems

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

Poem Details | by Michael Jordan |
Categories: nature


forest of splendor
the beauty of life is seen
through shimmering light

Written for Raul's contest

Poem Details | by Maria Williams |
Categories: appreciation, beauty, dance, flower,

Seduction In Spring - A Haiku Garland

Cherry Blossoms Bloom Resplendently dressed in Pink Seducing the Spring Glory unfolding They release their sweet fragrance Pirouette and twirl Music from the breeze With limbs so graceful swaying Blushing and bowing Time of renewal A fleeting symbol of life In two weeks farewell Ethereal Muse Celebration of nature Next spring awaits you
Author's Note: I hope that in this set of Haiku, I've managed to convey the traditional importance of the Cherry Blossom Season in Japan. Cherry blossoms are the symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal and the fleeting nature of lifeTheir life span is very shortAfter their beauty peaks around two weeks, the blossoms start to fall I liken these flowers to the beautiful Heavenly elusive Muses, the daughters of Zeus. The awesomeness of the natural beauty of Japan is continued in the my poem and arrangement - 'A Rose by any other name ---'

Poem Details | by SKAT A |
Categories: nature,

Haiku Rally


~Like A Diamond~
White ebony sky
Paralyze mountain top dew
collapse falling star

~Picture Perfect~
Once in a life time
Smile for the camera
Beauty standing still

~Red Showers~
Sunsets are the best.
October, vs' April
Fantasy island

~Reaper Cloak~
Pretty like a nun
Digging and weaving her grave
Embracing the sky

stuck on the sea wall
coast emotions 
overcome by rain


Poem Details | by Amy Green |
Categories: nature

Haiku VS Senryu

Impetus of spring
   Beget invigorate life --
       Fruition with hope.

Shrill winds rip, tear, cry
   Heated verse under the sheets,
The songs of love grow.

Poem Details | by marvin celestial |
Categories: adventure, imagination, journey, philosophy,


Seek Life after life
Illusive task to obtain
Beyond doubts and fall

Start and end dramas 
Decipher complexities
Find partial answers 

Paradigm issues
Confusion overrate quest
Esteem falters wit

Stand mindful actions
Stuck within clearer pathways
A stretch still needed

Persistent conscience
Always crave enlightenment
Recall life purpose.

Poem Details | by Trisha Sugarek |
Categories: happiness, life, pain,

Journey Through Life

Journey through Life  ©

happiness, the fire
forges our steel to withstand
pain and thorny times

laughter melts metal
cold bath sets the steel mettle
fine blade to cut life

blade wrapped in fine silk
until the next battle comes
pain and blood drip down

Poem Details | by Kim Merryman |
Categories: death, fear, imagination, earth,

End of Days

                                                        war between nations
                                                    rivers overflow with blood --
                                                         the earth convulses

                                                         a crimson sky glows
                                                       meteorites fall like rain --
                                                         hearts fill with terror

                                                           stars fall from the sky
                                                   darkness overcomes the earth --
                                                         screams fade to nothing

                                                            end of days has come --
                                                     all life has been extinguished
                                                             the earth is no more

written June 19, 2012 for Gail Doyle's The End of the World/Armageddon contest.

Poem Details | by Michael LoMonaco |
Categories: nature


Sun from our heavens
gives life to beautiful plants.
Let all flowers shine.

Poem Details | by Crista Gorman |
Categories: devotion, faith, hopeheart, heart,

Hold Fast My Heart

 He baptized my heart with Holy water,
   Rivers pure and clean.
He has set my feet upon the rock,
 With a measure of faith in things unseen.

Like the hands of moses lifted high,
 I will call upon him, he will hear my cry.
If I should stumble, he will break the fall,
 his arms are stretched to reach us all.

I love you Jesus from my heart,
 because you loved me first.
You meet my every need,
 and quench my every thirst!

Hold fast my heart to the one
 who gave his life for me,
Rejoice because he has loosed the chains,
 and set this captive free!

Poem Details | by Matthew Horstkotter |
Categories: murder,

Serial Murder in Haiku

Serial Murder in Haiku

Murder one: Mary Lou

A prostitute dead
Motionless body cold blood
Killer on the loose

Murder Two: Stephaney

Body found in ditch
Brutally mutilated
Police have no clue

Murder Three: Erica

Another girl dead
Throat slit in dark alleyway
Body left no clue

Murder Four: Julie

Girl strangled in car
Hand prints found around her neck
Police have a clue

Murder Five: The catch

Murder of four girls
Sentence to life in prison
No chance of parole

Poem Details | by Paul Callus |
Categories: longing, nature,

In Search of Nature

         fleeing urban smog

seeking chance to breathe again

         nature’s kiss of life 

         31st January, 2016
         Contest: Haiku 101
         Sponsor: Nathan D.
              Placed 2nd

Poem Details | by john beharry |
Categories: color, green, hope, inspirational,

Green - The Colour Of Life

green plants and grasses a message of life and hope in a desert land

Poem Details | by Demetrios Trifiatis |
Categories: blessing, god, wisdom,


Blessings from heaven:

Divine drops of wisdom fall,

Enlightened souls pray!*

(C) Demetrios Trifiatis

     09 August 2015 

* This poem was deleted by accident so I post it again with the 
comments received.

Anne Lise Andresen 
Date: 8/9/2015 5:34:00 AM - No blessing is so great that understanding of life itself - Beautiful written, dear friend Demetrios..a 7! - Have a nice Sunday :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)

Mystic Rose 
Date: 8/9/2015 5:58:00 AM A beautiful drop of wisdom like a pearl upon his forehead, an anointing from the blessed one, he falls to his knees and offers a prayer of thanks, for his bounty, his health, and the flowers of his heart, Agapimu, loved you're haiku,

Afolabi Muideen 
Date: 8/9/2015 6:21:00 AM 
A beautiful and excellence writeI love your write is is wise..........A.M.

Tim Smith 
Date: 8/9/2015 8:49:00 AM 
Blessed be all my friend

Richard Lamoureux 
Date: 8/9/2015 9:23:00 AM 
The wise ones do indeed pray, for without prayer their wisdom would fall way to foolishness.

nette onclaud 
Date: 8/10/2015 10:26:00 AM 
graceful the lines of your 'ku, demetrios..wonderful work.huggs

Poem Details | by Joseph Spence Sr |
Categories: faith, health, inspirational, introspection,

Nurtured Peace

New growth of life blooms
Nurtured by water and light
Look within for peace

Poem Details | by Albert Ahearn |
Categories: imagination, visionaryme,

Lucid Dreams

It's 2 a.mand for the life of me
I can’t sleepPerhaps too many iced green
TeasIt doesn’t bother me you see
Not getting rest I mean, it’s the caffeine
That keeps me awake and I miss dreaming
Dreams that I turn into reality.
Those pleasant visions become the real thing:
A contrived visual modality.

Awake I’m between
A paradoxical dream
And veracity

In this state I know who I really am
Because I am the creator of them.
A fluid existence into this realm
Where all I dream is at my command.

The rules of conduct
Are for myself to decide
I’m the one in charge

Experiment with my thoughts and beliefs
with elaborated dream-scape motifs.

Poem Details | by Ravi Sathasivam |
Categories: philosophy,

My own proverbs

My own proverbs....... ' Make your life rich with compassion and not with wealth' - Ravi Sathasivam / Sri Lanka All rights are reserved @ 2015

Poem Details | by Robert Heemstra |
Categories: life, people, recovery from...,

Stuttering life

A stuttering life
a life of being ignored
judged without knowing

Poem Details | by Karen Price |
Categories: imaginationwater, water,


The water is cold, 
I sit stiffly in the boat.
Again, I am lost.

The oars are secured.
Going downstream is a risk,
My eyes are open

I am quite a wreck,
Not knowing where to begin.
My eyes squeeze shut.

Where will I go now?
Lethergy lulls me to sleep,
I breathe in and out.

Surely, I must move?
The wind is silent and calm
I spin all around.

Let go of the oars!
Today is the day to trust.
The sun is warming,

Stretch out and relax.
Shallow water is muddy,
Not life threatening.

Poem Details | by Benjamin Mitchell |
Categories: nature

Pearl - Grey Skies

Beneath pearl-grey skies
Snowflakes brush sleeping woodlands-
Still life masterpiece.

Poem Details | by BL DEVNATH |
Categories: life, wisdom,


                                        LIFE'S IN LIFE'S WISDOM

                                          wisdom brightens soul
                                   knowledge boosts up mental sense 
                                              insight's media 

                                       life's from mother's womb
                                    continues there from till death
                                        what's life yet not know

                                            living's life indeed
                                 how much's lived a great question
                                          life's in life's wisdom

                                          no one can destroy
                                            invaluable asset
                                        in soul that's attached

                                   Sponsored by: PD
                                   Contest: 101 in a ROW contest - 12

Poem Details | by Jane Allen |
Categories: recovery from, seasons, strength,

Spring Light

Year’s end beckons now
Sorrow and sadness lie deep
Like snow, melts in spring

A new season calls
Awakening spirits fresh
Buds of new life hope

Breaks the earth leaving
Winter behind, memories
Cast in spring light

Nourished with love strong
Roots hold firm in wind and storm
Flowers blooming new

Poem Details | by James Fraser |
Categories: nature

Misty Autumn Morn

Through morning moisture The mist reveals the changing Green life to ochres http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/nature-8.php

Poem Details | by Mick Talbot |
Categories: nature,


HAIKU & TWO SENRYU ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ white sky..low the clouds winter..stuck in a drift again spring..where are you... ~~~ the bobbin dipper flies below our secret rivers spring..summer delight ~~~ ring ouzel..moorland high craggy tors..upland moors birding adventure ~~~ the avocet fenland treasure..coastal dream no spade required ~~~ harbinger of spring declining population drives birders cuckoo ~~~ be proud..sing aloud needs no invitation jenny wren is spring... ~~~ hedgerows..tinkling bells charms of goldfinches rejoice inviting springtime ~~~ a flash..gone..dived a kingfisher fishing the river ripples ~~~ look high to the sky skylarks sing a challenge give us back our land ~~~ hope..no..it must be put nature on a rostrum give back her freedom ~~~ look..oceans waves on shores display their wisdom ere we could read it ~~~ rock pools..origins with good intent life explodes evolution..real ~~~ our fate in our hands as is..we will all perish give nature a chance ~~~ A SENRYU or TWO ~~~~~~ no known foibles maybe a spring twitcher Maureen McGreavy Jan Allison a moral supporter worth her words

Poem Details | by Carol B. |
Categories: life,


Shower a life source
Sprinkle love, remove despair
Clean slate, start anew.

Poem Details | by daver austin |
Categories: analogy,



when being inside
not sitting out  -   looking in
what a difference!

birth from the middle
what a struggle     what bawling
on the loss of warmth

see the burning bush
marvel at what is inside
lifetime of searching

view of a manger
with mother and babe inside
behold!     the star

a lonely moment
left out of everything
what is life about?

Dave Austin

Poem Details | by BL DEVNATH |
Categories: feelings, heart, love, ,



                                           mind's door to the soul
                                      soul's door to the supreme soul
                                            pictures talk there in

                                            until love's felt cute
                                     prosperous heart and soul knows
                                           life rests out of hand

Poem Details | by Demetrios Trifiatis |
Categories: humanity, life, love,


Children's life at risk

Slumbering planet awakes 

Humanity's pride!*

 © Demetrios Trifiatis
       10 July 2018

* A total of eight boys out of twelve have been taken out of the Tham Luang Cave in Thailand after they were trapped in the cave with their coach sixteen days ago! This has been an international operationOne diver has already lost his life in the effort! 

** Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13

Poem Details | by P.M. Richter |
Categories: art, creation, sky,

Empty Canvas

empty blue canvas
framing life on this planet
painted on both sides

Poem Details | by Elaine Gonzales |
Categories: ocean, sea,


sunken galleon
underwater museum
marine life blossoms

8 May 2018

Poem Details | by Gregory R Barden |
Categories: analogy, life, metaphor, seasons,

Tapestry of Seasons - HC

~   Three seasons, breathing..

                  Exhale, inhale.two transform -

          One, keen, waits breathless.

   One year of change weaves intervals, progressed,

             Three churning life, while two.flank life at rest  ~

Written and submitted on March 1, 2019
For the "Charliekucoup" Poetry Contest
Charles Messina, Judge & Sponsor.

Poem Details | by Nishita Karulkar |
Categories: school,


First day to school is very good for children like us, very cool.
We meet our new friends and old one’s too,
But we don’t know we should catch whom.
Children are excited to know the teacher,
As they need a good future.
 We come to know the rules of school,
So that we do not work according to us like fools.
We share our tiffins and tell our feelings,.
We ask last year’s percentage ,
To know whether the child is of good stage. 
We give our introduction lovingly,
So that everyone may know us clearly.
There is nothing to study much as its first day, full of fun.
We go home hand in hand ,
To remain life long friends….

Poem Details | by Christian Childs |
Categories: animal, april, autumn, beach,

Peace of Nature

Peace of nature shows
how relaxing life can be
and can show you truth 

Poem Details | by Sunshine Smile |
Categories: life, symbolism,

- Haiku X 47 - Is Life Just A Door -


The end of the road
When a man grows old and gray
Picture of life cracks
End of dignity 
No bright lights in the tunnel 
Tower at world's end

When life's sun goes down 
Thoughts on life diversity
Stand fast when it storms

A-L Andresen :)

Copyright © All Rights Reserved

Poem Details | by Pandita Sanchez |
Categories: animal, earth, environment, nature,

Rainforest Blues

Rainforest Blues
flora and fauna, rainforest teeming with life - hungry bulldozers

Poem Details | by Verlena S. Walker |
Categories: age, culture, future, growth,

a lifelong learner

sage (is) acumen,
a life force calms = meaningful;
wisdom (is) the idiom.
Scribe January 9, 2015!

Poem Details | by Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser |
Categories: imagery, nature, places,


rain showers the land
displays knolls of green grasses
tarsiers free park play

sun shimmers brilliance
upon brown mounds verdure lair
big chocolate queue

(c) Olive Eloisa
June 19, 2014

***Chocolate Hills is one of the many natural wonders found in Bohol, PhilippinesThey are rich of minerals particularly that of marine limestone, fossils, corals etcHome of wild life species including the smallest monkey in the world: the tarsier..:)

Poem Details | by Sharon Ruebel |
Categories: life, nature,

Beauty of Nature

soft nest in woodlands

  a baby fawn under mom

    life untouched renews 

Poems by Shar
Form: haiku  5/7/5

For Linda-Marie's contest
"Beauty of Nature"

Poem Details | by Sunshine Smile |
Categories: beauty, spring,

- Haiku X 48 - When Spring Awakens -

- Haiku X 48 - When Spring Awakens -

Frosted mountains thaws
Waterfalls strongly thunder
Waves of spring new life 

A new beginning
Running through the meadowsweets
Can we wish for more

A-L  Andresen :)
Copyright © All Rights Reserved

Poem Details | by Brian Johnston |
Categories: life, love, moon, science,

Mooku: Haikus on the Moon: with Cliff Notes

1Lunar Perspective #1

month long day and night
also sees earth wax and wane
no season penchant

2Lunar Perspective #2

moon's sun mimics earth's
earth pirouettes on star stage
sun’s smile Cheshire Cat

3Lunar Perspective #3

moon turns once per month
lunar tides dictate strangeness
heat loss froze moon’s face

4Lunar Perspective #4

one quarter earth’s size
creation’s spring, born of fire,
runt of the litter

5Lunar Perspective #5

moon is problem child
with no tilt seasons languish
haiku redefined?

6Lunar Perspective #6

evolution’s fall -
dangerous precession tamed
by earth’s sibling’s mass

7Lunar Perspective #7

eggs have their season
star dust life defying odds -
sister of mercy

8Lunar Perspective #8

seasons change in sky
rain a distant memory
blue moon poet's blues

9Lunar Perspectives #9

boy/girl in earthlight
cratered love finds its season
waxing blue planet

Brian Johnston

Poet's Notes:
As I learn more about writing haiku and hear practitioners speak of snapshots of experience/nature and concrete images the more restricted I feelThis poem looks at haiku from an unusual perspectiveAlmost no one has any experience with really seeing things on the moon, but with science we can imagine concrete images and snapshots that are at least as real as any we see on earthThe paradox of this for future haiku writers is amazing I thinkOne is tempted to ask if any truly concrete images actually existIs the mind's eye as good as our own? Is what we see with our eyes any more real than what we imagine at times?

Is language even possible that is not emotional and could objectivity be a farce? An eskimo for example has 40 different words for "snow" it is saidHow could an eskimo's haiku that used this word ever be translated accurately without resorting to poetic devices such as simile, metaphor, rhyme and anthropomorphism?

Stay tuned for other developments or share your insights with the rest of us.

Cliff notes (for the curious):
I have written a poetic version of what it would be like to live on the moon, what you would see thereOf course no one lives there now so these poems need to use mentally reconstructed images of what life would be like if you did live thereSo the point of this poem is to ridicule the idea that haiku have to be concrete images or photographs of anythingTraditional haiku people are going to love this I'm sure! 

Stanza 1 basically tells you that if you were living on the moon, then one day there would be the equivalent of 30 earth days..you would have 15 earth days of light and 15 earth days of darknessAnd if you could see the earth where you are on the lunar surface you would see it going through phases just like how we see the moon go through phases here on earthHowever, unlike the earth the moon has no seasons at allThis is also a jab at traditional haiku rules that require a nature reference in every haiku and consider seasons like we have here on earth to be a part of natureWell seasons may be part of nature on earth but on the moon they are not part of nature at allCan you believe I say all of this in just 17 syllables? 

Stanza 2 contrasts the behavior of the sun as seen from the moon with how the earth behaves which is much differentBasically it takes 15 days from the time that the sun rises on the moon until the time that it setsBut the earth simply stands still in the same place in the sky all the time, i.e., for the whole number of earth days that it takes the sun to rise, set and rise againThe earth never rises and sets for a person that lives in one place on the moonBut in fact as the earth goes through its moon like phases, we do see the earth revolving once every 24 hours while occupying the same skyThe real weirdness though is that since the moon has no atmosphere, there is no extended sunrise or sunsetInstead the day begins and ends instantly like the Cheshire cat's smileSo this explains the 2nd haiku! Ha!

Poem Details | by Dan Keir |
Categories: allah, angel, angst, confusion,

Haikus About God: III

Beauty of nature
Why condense it down to God?
Isn’t life enough?

Poem Details | by Caryl Muzzey |
Categories: nature,

Desert Sun

desert sun…
sears thirsty still life 
of flesh and sagebrush 

gray clouds burst 
breaching dry nostrils…
soiled, wet, smelly dog 

Copyright © 2011 By Caryl SMuzzey

Poem Details | by Tanya Harrington |
Categories: life, loss, nature,

A Farmer's Tale

pale silken strands sway
tickling the warm breezy air
honey wheat wands dance

prosperity flows
nourishing life on the farm
drought came and all died

TLH  ©  05-31-2012


Poem Details | by Sunshine Smile |
Categories: funny, smile, sweet,

- Haiku X 75 - PigS -

A life like a pig
Warm bath in my pink teacup
Is full of regret

A-L Andresen :)

Poem Details | by J.W. Earnings |
Categories: childhood, education, faith, father,

God's Discipline

God's criticism towards our life 
Is like a father-&-son relationship
-- he disciplines us well with peace

Poem Details | by john freeman |
Categories: nature



~wooden soldiers in formation
      creator has his ducks in a row

~orderly fashion, creation’s design 
     creation by love  decrees
        life of spirit, in trees

~branches, water, leaves
     the beauty photogenic… 

~humanity’s gift 
     leaves give up their offering
       watered of branches

~ Constance La France ~ A Rambling Poet ~ ~
For Nature Four in One Contest 

By John Moses Freeman

Poem Details | by Paula Swanson |
Categories: life,

Mournful Cry

Mournful warning cry travels across the cold sea.... quick, look out, watch close From within the fog beacon of life in the night.... guide to safe harbor
Paula Swanson For the contest: In The Light Haiku Sponsored by Russell Stivey Placement:2nd

Poem Details | by Charles Henderson |
Categories: angst,

a haiku string

Last Rites

a bad man
he could never be..

blessed virgin 

wrong place
at the wrong time..
justice prevailes

sweet mother of Christ                                                                                 

I stare 
between the bars
snowey peaks
reveling in beauty
I seek inner calm

help him find what he needs

tight straps
brace against my chin
quickly a jolt  
a young reporter cries,
his angst bringing tears

let not him weep in vain

eyes blink
and a life is gone
such is man

amen, amen and again

I looked 
through the bars
snow still falls

Poem Details | by john freeman |
Categories: naturewinter, winter,

nature arisen

~soft mountain blankets
     goose down  like flakes, winter store
        potential life thrust 

~El Nino awake
     a weather serpent slither
       energized frolic

~white mountain blankets
      cascade floods of winter store 
         aroused mud demon 

For and in honor of Carol Brown
And Contest: Nature Comes to Life

Poem Details | by Tom Larrow |
Categories: children, nature, satire,

Owls search the dark night

Owls search the dark night To feed on all life that moves head spins I see You
For Animal Haiku Contest

Poem Details | by Brenda Atry |
Categories: life


                                                Reeling from the news,
                                        Life did not turn out as planned.
                                                 It turned out better.

                                                A celebratory haiku by
                                                  Brenda Molmod Atry