Best Haiku Poems

These are some of the best haiku poems written by web poets on

See also: examples of haiku poems

Poem Details | by Jan Allison |
Categories: nature, spring,

Heavenly Herald

dainty daffodil your golden trumpet fanfares the dawning of spring

Poem Details | by Jan Allison |
Categories: snow, winter,


thick blanket of snow snuggling the flowerbeds with a winter wrap

Poem Details | by Jan Allison |
Categories: beauty, loss,

Morning Or Mourning

Such precious gemstones Morning dew shines like diamonds God’s tears from heaven Written on 18th February 2 days before my father died Posted 22nd February 2015

Poem Details | by Charmaine Chircop |
Categories: nature,


dark ripples still warm
from sunrise

Poem Details | by Kash Poet |
Categories: hope,

Paper Boat

paper boat--
how far will it carry
my child's smile

© kash poet (kashinath karmakar)


Poem Details | by Maria Williams |
Categories: courage, inspirational, motivation, power,

Oh To Be the King

Regally they strut Lions have no ought to roar Status apparent
Establish importance with quiet visibility without vocality (Not for any contest)

Poem Details | by Harry Horsman |
Categories: nature,


clement moons lose glow...
sun rises dries dewy tears
heart of mist broken

 © Harry J Horsman 2023

Poem Details | by Jan Allison |
Categories: sunset,

That Monet Moment

pink marshmallow clouds tinted by the setting sun artist mixes oils 11/13/19

Poem Details | by Paul Callus |
Categories: nature,

Dandelion Head

a cluster of dreams
waiting for a puff of wind -
the freedom to roam


A Traditional Haiku Contest
Sponsored by Tania Kitchin

Poem Details | by Maureen Mcgreavy |
Categories: earth, god,

Oh My God

lush her cathedral
  barefoot walking in the woods~

           sacred communion 


A Contest about a Goddess or a God - not THE God
Caren Krutsinger Sponsor

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


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

Poem Details | by Skat A |
Categories: beauty, dream, muse, romantic, sea, together, vanity,

Drunken Moon

~twice the beauty~

in the sea of love 
reflection of the night 
a wave moves


Poem Details | by Andrea Dietrich |
Categories: romantic, sky,

Beneath October's Sky

flames of desire as I hold my love close. . . the sky has caught fire 8/24/2015 For Line Gauthier's 'Bite Size Poem no17' Poetry Contest

Poem Details | by Regina Mcintosh |
Categories: butterfly, inspirational, nature,

Butterfly Bush

Purple butterfly
Bush grows weary with its load
Covered with gold wings

Poem Details | by Andrea Dietrich |
Categories: sea,

As I Drift

writing as I drift

   on the ocean's endless blue. . . 

                     my soul over        flows

Poem Details | by Jan Allison |
Categories: day, morning, sun,


diamond dewdrops glisten on gossamer threads morning has broken 23rd May 2016

Poem Details | by Susan Ashley |
Categories: beauty, life, nature, river, water, youth,

Waterfalls of Expectations

spilling mother’s milk
Nature’s bounty feeds her child -
river’s youth fades fast

Susan Ashley
April 29, 2020

~ Fourth Place ~
Premiere Contest: Hi-Ku (5)
Sponsor: Brian Strand

Poem Details | by Susan Ashley |
Categories: flower, imagination, inspiration, muse, nature, night, poetry,

Jasmine - Haiku

poet’s jasmine vine

      incense of inspiration

spirit in the night

Susan Ashley
November 8, 2020

~ Poem Of The Day ~
November 10, 2020

Poem Details | by Charlie Smith |
Categories: spring,

New Beginings

a young wing flutters
     warmer nights laved in moon beams
     spring's new soul takes flight

     Spring Haiku Contest
     Sponsored by Tania Kitchen

     2nd. Place

Poem Details | by Kim Rodrigues |
Categories: winter,


cold-cling of Winter
wrapped in sweaters, wound in scarves —
fashion for snowmen


Poem Details | by Sara Kendrick |
Categories: nature,


green caterpillar pupates.... yellow swallowtail gardener's inner joy

Poem Details | by Susan Ashley |
Categories: beauty, morning, nature, song, sun,

Morning Song of Praise

'neath buttermilk skies 
my soul on the horizon -
I have found my voice 

Susan Ashley 
April 26, 2020

~ Third Place ~
Morning Praise Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Raul Moreno

Poem Details | by Paul Callus |
Categories: change, wind,

Basho Inspired Haiku

this wind

how it changes direction -

my fickle mind

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Basho Inspired Haiku Contest

© 8th January 2022

Poem Details | by Paul Callus |
Categories: flower, poetry,

A Haiku About a Haiku

toriawase – 

split by a caesura

a rose and her scent

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Poem Details | by Sara Etgen-Baker |
Categories: beauty, grandmother, wisdom,

Timeless Beauty and Grace

wrinkles and gray hair aging bones creak and crackle wisdom in her eyes