Haiku Poems About Time | Time Haiku Poems

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

Poem Details | by Funom Makama |
Categories: nature, new year, seasons,


Nature's wake from sleep Life flirts with beauty a time for flowers to flaunt

Poem Details | by daver austin |
Categories: life, love


when my time comes round
let my last thought be loving
with soft light abound

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 Michael J. Falotico |
Categories: life

A Leaf Falls

by Michael J Falotico

                                               leaf sprouts on the tree
                                              baby in the carriage sees
                                                 full bloom in summer.

                                              young man sits on bench
                                           colors change as time passes
                                                 old man holds a leaf

written for the "When" contest

Poem Details | by Timothy Hicks |
Categories: appreciation, beautiful, beauty, deep,

In Performance --- Haiku

in performance
whether I stay or leave -
the northern lights

NOTE: I didn't make it in time for the contest, but I wanted to write it nonetheless.

Poem Details | by Seren Roberts |
Categories: sad love,

golden dreams - haiku contest


burnished golden dreams
hide the ravages of time..
on desires worn path


Poem Details | by Iris Elizabeth Sankey-Lewis |
Categories: abuse, best friend, blessing,

Light and Love Illuminates

Haiku #13,005-13,010.......................................Light and Love Illuminates

One resolution
Smart measure, full screen intake
Trinity means love.

From morn till night, light
Soft potent gems beckon us
Main ingredient, love.

Nutrition is gem
Light, airy rejuvenates
Strong ever ready.

Old friend is light weight
As jogger I'll glide through air
Steel stole feather's joy.

I feel glow of light
Frame pictures of healing light
Silent New Year's gift.

A heavy laden gut
The weight of a heavy heart
All time thief of our joy.


Poem Details | by Richard Lamoureux |
Categories: beauty, color,

Glass Haiku

        solid crystal tear
capturing light from darkness 
        colour suspended

Joined Poetry Soup October 2012.
Boy does time fly.

I chose the very last picture

Poem Details | by Andrea Dietrich |
Categories: allegory

love falls like water

love falls like water our time on earth a whirlpool - the circle of life
Inspired by John Freeman's Poetry Contest: "The Precept: Nature's Haiku"

Poem Details | by Sandra Haight |
Categories: family,

My Family

My Family Nearly six decades still side by side in our life with dear family Three children now grown one son and two sweet daughters all our pride and joy Those three multiplied became six when each married our family grew From those six, new life five grandchildren came to us two boys and three girls Now age twenty-six on down to age seventeen where did the time go Another "grandson" one granddaughter now married besides us, we're twelve Nearly six decades from two, so many new lives we are truly blessed Sandra MHaight ~NA~ Contest: Haiku on "My Family" Sponsor: Marvin Celestial Judged: 05/19/2016

Poem Details | by James Fraser |
Categories: history, nature

Since the Dawn Of

Winters flows recede
Unknown depths reveal the past
Strata shows time lines


Poem Details | by Afolabi Muideen |
Categories: allegory,

Eve moon

Eve moon as twilight
Glow as sun a fame of Cloud
Passing by makes the

Orb seems to move till
It inch by inch vanished
Within cloudy sky 

This is my first time to give haiku a try please criticize I want to learn it heart.

Poem Details | by BL DEVNATH |
Categories: christmas,


                                      now the time to smile 
                                   with the cherishing beauty  
                                       of Merry Christmas 

                                     mid night eve's near us
                                we're waiting for bells' chiming  
                                      to offer heart's love

                                     Santa Claus will bring 
                                   wonderful gifts for us all 
                                       angel will fill souls 

                                   same sun with new face
                            same hearts with refreshed rhythm
                                     all to be beamed next 

Poem Details | by andrew delapruch |
Categories: political


how many walking time bombs
wearing fake smiles
dwell in america?

explosive charge + timer + detonator = resident of the US of A

Poem Details | by JAN ALLISON |
Categories: butterfly, nature,


bejeweled wings soar on a sultry summer day blossom gently falls Sponsored by Jamie Pan Its time for a little haiku contest Category – nature 01~11~17

Poem Details | by daver austin |
Categories: depression, life, mystery


GOLDEN YEARS (triple Haiku)

and where to from here?
see those gray mists gathering
questions answered soon

oh!    So many years
why? ‘twas only yesterday
same eyes looking out

where has the time gone?
forgetfulness is soothing
but where to from here?

Poem Details | by James Marshall Goff |
Categories: nature


sunrise beckons time zones
          meteors laugh at such rules
quantum physics grins

Poem Details | by Stuart Andrew |
Categories: art, daughter, deep, dream,

Memory bears

The endless time glass 
where stars drop like sand and rain 
creating flowers 

Poem Details | by BL DEVNATH |
Categories: philosophy, visionary, universe,


                                          all stars and planets
                                        inflicted in time till end
                                            Universe's of God

                                            in time we are all
                                           limited bodies in it
                                          span is fixed by Him

Poem Details | by Robert Heemstra |
Categories: life,

Living Again

A late night again
I'm having my second youth
when will time run out?

Poem Details | by Leon Enriquez |
Categories: appreciation,


(Dedication: For Dr Ram Mehta.)

Morning light
Spreads divine psalm --
Touch of zest

By this stone bench
Sleeping cat purrs --
Feline dreamscapes

That old man sits alone
Strange neighbour --
Thoughtful wanderings

Sadness in shock:
Food court bankrupt --
Ghost town feeling 

Dress fitting session
Bridal gowns, smart suits --
A lovely affair

Just because
You said so --
Let it be then

Brief excursion
Nowhere near --
Beyond conflict

Open agenda
This showpiece --
Mood swing construct

Cheer wears a face
Serious as glee;
Smiles punctuate

For many hours
This wait upon --
Something new perhaps

Meal time in-between
Lunch and dinner --
Not quite the same

Gifts freely given
Notice brisk gratitude --
Thoughtful intent

Style a smile
Wait a while --
Cheer now piles

Explore fringes
Curiosity peeks --
Discovery sublime

Leon Enriquez
05 June 2014

Poem Details | by Leon Enriquez |
Categories: blessing, , memorial,


Old guava tree
Still bearing fruits;
Sixty years old now


Old aunt's house 
Porch with fruit trees;
Custard apple delights


Grandmother calls
Two pungent durians;
Holiday treat


Waiting time here
School bus arrives;
Goodbye waves


Memorial tablets
Family altar offerings;
Ancestors watching


Prayers sung
On festival days;
Harmony abides


Mind your words
Power resides within;
Seed new moments


Words surge
Magic floods;
Cosmic activity


Change anchors
Nothing to lose;
All things come and go


Death flavours life
Life yields to death;
Nothing stays the same


All that is true
Seen only with clear heart;
Listen to your soul


Poise beyond voice
Heart knows fond choice;
Learn to rejoice


Let blame be brief
Reject all grief;
Now simply breathe


Words echo
Stones in egg shell;
Noisy crackle


Leon Enriquez
20 August 2014

Poem Details | by Courtney Courtney |
Categories: love,


total enchantment
 the time I shared with you
 long past the times, few

Poem Details | by Nayda Ivette Negron |
Categories: weather,

Warm And Cold

Warm temperature
During November day time 
Cold air in the nights

Poem Details | by Probir Gupta |
Categories: appreciation, conflict, crush, longing,

Doors calling


Drops of hues on dews
Your vibrant doors are in bloom
Gone is all my gloom


It’s time to unlock
Drop my time-stopping letters
Sooner than later


Rain is at your door
Moments won’t come back again
Greet it in your veins


Wide eyes at the door
I’ve to get down from the train
To cave in still more…


Poem Details | by BL DEVNATH |
Categories: feelings, wisdom, world,


                                               relax release mind
                                               expand universally 
                                                no concentration

                                                feel being lost in
                                              the unknown totality 
                                                to find again self 

                                              changing formation
                                            becomes one to another 
                                             with in the whole one

                                                continues till end
                                         power of supreme time vests 
                                             in unnumbered clocks

Poem Details | by Matthew Anish |
Categories: dark, night,

Nightime Haiku

The time has come now 
For night to spread its dark cloak
Peace in the shadows

Poem Details | by sand blown |
Categories: allegory, analogy,

symbolics for sale

propaganda wins
when the symbolics are yours
so best be careful

old philosophies
will contain a new meaning
your mental time sold

one is paid to wait
on a clock or on others
grace and forgiveness

or money per hour
then earned are for your free will
this computer age

cannot be wasted
old job creativities
always disappear

so create something
don't let the artist fall dead
sculpt script paint or think

stan sand

Poem Details | by SKAT A |
Categories: adventure, nature, , cute,

cute and simple questionKU

*rub a dub dub*
  Bath time is fun,
  wrinkled small fingers 
  why is it slippery?

  Fresh rain-droplets
  white dandelions
  Why is the sky-lit blue?


Poem Details | by Trisha Sugarek |
Categories: history, slavery, symbolism,

Memories of the South

Memories of the South

spanish moss shimmers
slave ghosts of days long gone by
hanging from the trees

stain on Old Glory
dark time of subjugation
when man enslaved man

memories forever
then bodies, now gray moss hangs
tears, blood darken roots

Trisha Sugarek from
The World of Haiku 

Poem Details | by Arty Rico Jones |
Categories: summer, vacation,


Very hot season
Vacation time for children 
Time to take a swim

Poem Details | by Sunshine Smile |
Categories: seasons,

- Haiku X 29 - Autumn Arrives -

    - Haiku on enlightenment -

     Time begins to slow 
     and, as my little heart knows 
     Autumn takes over

     From Autumn to Spring
     Birds to South took their strong wing 
     To return again 

    A collaboration with: Jim Horn and A-L Andresen :)
    Copyright © All Rights Reserved 

    - Thank you for my 4th place in the contest :) -

    Contest Name:Haiku on Enlightenment 
    Sponsor:Marvin Celestial
    Deadline	: 9/11/2014 

Poem Details | by Sunshine Smile |
Categories: autumn, color,

- Haiku X 32 - Autumn -


       Time begins again 
       When I look at the birch tree 
       Playing with crayons

       Oh, so sour apples
       To the wet ground falling leaves
       Old tree in the yard

       A-L Andresen :)

       Copyright © All Rights Reserved 

      - Thanks for my 3rd place in your contest, Francine :) - 

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 John Posey |
Categories: sea, uplifting, music, music,

Seashore Symphony

As fiddler crabs play There’s no music in the air Ugly eyes just stare Gulls in perfect flight Bring the music to the night Moonlight plays its part Dolphins come around And they lend their perfect sound Music time is near Maestro needed now Sounds need direction somehow Errant tones comply Sounds that do not blend Are now blocked by friendly wind Unity now reigns Masters touch is here Softens harshness to the ear Song is written now Blessed voices play As rhythmic surf shows the way Sweet repose is near. Question why I’m here And I’ll tell you right away My troubled soul is now healed. Written By John Posey 04/14/13

Poem Details | by Richard McClellan |
Categories: adventure, animals, food, sea,

Fishing Haiku

fishing excitement great, landing one is fun, to the water I must go, ~*~ on the bank I do stand, baiting my hook and casting the pole, watching for line dance, ~*~ moments of time tick, awaiting a fish to bite, fishing pole jerking, ~*~ pulling to set the hook, the fishing line is pulling my drag, excitement flows, ~*~ seeing the big fish swimming, pulling it to the waters edge, grab the fish to unhook, ~*~ pushing the stringer through, wonderful fish finally caught, to the pan he goes so tasty,

Poem Details | by Debbie Duncan |
Categories: allegory, funny,

haiku six

               I find your name
           rolling across my tongue
           but you never come true

                         days of old     gone
                        words dripped on pages
                         and I read them still 

          bees are buzzing with bliss 
           honey drips from tongue
             buckets filled with rum  

                       eyes of blue 
                      you are so true
                   I'm still leaving you 

                 you call my name
           I'm going the opposite way
        I just don't have time for you today 

     we were the best of friends
      it was the best of times
      then love got in the way

 I wrote these "all" in 2011,,, I know they're not the  5 - 7 - 5,,,, but here I am posting.

Poem Details | by Rick Zablocki |
Categories: april, funny, spring,


April time is near
Tax man on the prowl
Pockets empty

Poem Details | by Paul Callus |
Categories: beauty, flower, love,


Words are not enough
Language of April showers
Say it with flowers.

Gracious camellia
Daintily posing, but in vain
Begonia lost in thought.

Hopes teeming with ambition
Of a stargazer.

From friendship to love
Exchanging yellow petals
With the deepest red.

Delicate beauty
Of hibiscus in full bloom
Inspires iris.

A blushing lilac
Unaware of dawning day
Dreaming of first love.

Bittersweet flower
Ever loyal to the end
Won’t betray a friend.

Parting time is near
Save the memories within
And forget-me-not.

Yellow hyacinth
With a heart that knows no peace
Nest of jealousy.

Morning breeze scatters  
The rich fragrance of jasmine’s  
Deep sensuality.
* Hanakotoba is the language of flowers.
** each flower is bestowed with symbolism & meaning.

Author: Paul Callus
Contest: Any Poem#21
Sponsor: Poet Destroyer A
Placing: 8th

Poem Details | by marvin celestial |
Categories: dream, fantasy, imagination, inspirational,

Being One

Glitters spread all over
Seeking reflections amidst
becoming steadfast

Long lost better half
Reunite even afar
Sharing out fragments

Standing still staring 
Beyond space and time searching
A spark that mislead

Now after decades
Attracting as one fellow
When moments unfold.

Poem Details | by Poet Destroyer A |
Categories: art, nature, , Lullaby,



** Sunset **
The afterglow flame 
Creeping under the cold creek 
Daylight, gone again

** Soap Dish **
Daytime TV blues
Tune in tomorrows soap box
Dramatic, dusk wind

** Evening Star **
Tired sound waves 
Waiting for eventfulness 
Hour of the beast

** Atmospheric **
Phenomenon Light
Under the zodiacal night 
Kisses and shivers 

** Twilight **
Locked in my slumber
Vampire face awaken 
Thirst like no other 
** Sundown **
Aurora fading 
What goes up, has to come down
crowfeet, black and white  

~~ Tequila Sunrise ~~
Break of day, snooze 
Cockcrow without a whisper 
Coyote Ugly

~~ DAWN ~~
Same Situation 
Mentally agonizing;
Sunny side egg twist

~~ New Moon ~~
beautiful sun rays 
Sun awaits for ebony 
beautiful moonbeam 

~~ Adjust the Setting ~~
Breathtaking sunrise
Beyond the horizon sky
Sherbert colored beach 

~~ Skipping Rocks ~~
Glitter dusk on lids
Birds sing me a lullaby 
Kids playing by lake

~~ Sunrise Industry ~~
Shining superstar 
Golden streets with no stop sign
Lunch time draws nearer 


Poem Details | by Caryl Muzzey |
Categories: on writing and words,

In Time -Haiga-

in time I will heal
from life’s bitter sweet moments
if I take the chance

to remember all
can sometimes be rewarding
if I pay the price

forgetting the past
makes more room for the future
if I can forgive

Copyright © 2011 By Caryl SMuzzey

Third Place Winner ~ "Give Me Your Best Shot” Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: John Freeman
Nov13, 2011

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 Edward Ebbs |
Categories: seasons,

Halloween Haiku

Carving to free souls
night before all Hallows Day
tradition they prey

Scarce candy in bowls
night of fright or time to say
a treat or foul play

Edward J Ebbs - October 15, 2015

Poem Details | by Samual Ronthorpe |
Categories: adventure, animals

Miss Foxy and Hound

Miss Foxy and Hound 

The fox senses spring,
The hound is too tired to fight,
Conflict delayed, friends.

The hound hides in wait,
How smart are you, Miss Foxy?
Nature in action.

The fox loves to play,
The hound takes his role to heart,
Frustration sets in.

Lone opossum roams in.
The Hound comes to Foxy’s aid,
It’s complicated.

Cherry Blossoms bloom,
Foxy outsmarts Hound again,
The Hound likes his friend.

Autumn winds blowing.
They both know their time grows short,
Hound will miss Foxy.

Winter winds bite deep.
Foxy thinks of Hound, fondly.
It’s a lonely time.

The circle of life,
‘Twas just a matter of time,
The reaper commeth.

Spring winds blow, sadly,
Foxy searches for her friend,
Silence all around.

Miss Foxy now knows,
“My foe is gone!”, with a tear,
I will miss you, Hound.

Poem Details | by karl marszalowicz |
Categories: how i feel,

Ice King

Ice King
By Karl Marszalowicz

Null in the numbness
Defunct system collapsing
His blight in my hand

Abuses don't melt
Reliving a time of need
Cold words blistered me      
Crying icicles
Shattering a childhood
He liked me frost bit    

Poem Details | by Sharon Gulley |
Categories: beauty, flower, morning, nature,


Misty, morning dew on a rose
dampened, lightly like snow.
Ever more beauty each time bloomed
like the newness of a newborn.

Poem Details | by Arlene Smith |
Categories: symbolism,

The Mortal Potter

All will pass away
Test of time lay unendured
Potter too is clay
12/19/2014 Contest: East Jesus Sponsor: Roy Jerden

Poem Details | by Charles Henderson |
Categories: angst,

Last Rites

a haiku string

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 susan viscione |
Categories: seasons

Fall into winter, spring into summer

Glistening snow has covered the earth

when spring, rings in, it's like a re-birth,

color comes out everywhere,

the time for upcoming fairs

and yardsales, with items of great worth.

Shedding your skin, just like a sleek snake,

soon you can even jump in a lake,

'repeat the seasons of four,

just like a revolving door,

storing these memories, we all make.