Haiku Examples | Examples of Haiku Poems

These are haiku examples including famous examples of haiku poems and some of the best haiku examples by web poets.

Haiku Examples by Web Poets

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


thick blanket of snow snuggling the flowerbeds with a winter wrap

Poem Details | by Asif Andalib |
Categories: inspirational, people, political, visionary,

Environment Pollution

We need to control
Environment pollution
By hook or by crook

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

3 Branches of Government

Judicial Branch
     Legislative Branch
          Executive Branch

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

Heavenly Herald

dainty daffodil your golden trumpet fanfares the dawning of spring

Poem Details | by Rickie Elpusan |
Categories: nature, seasons,

Liquid Little Stones

liquid little stones
skipping and skittering free
on shared umbrellas

Poem Details | by William Masonis |
Categories: life, people,

Word Impression Poem 8: Credenda

Man measures all things;
Laying down those credenda
Others live to serve.

Poem Details | by Carolyn Devonshire |
Categories: natural disasters, nature

Erosion (Haiku)

Gullies scar brown earth
     Hurricanes bring erosion
          Of both soil and lives

Poem Details | by Scott Simmerman |
Categories: business, metaphor, work,


Teamwork could happen.
Challenge to get ahead now.
Expect some to crash.

Poem Details | by Ernesto P. Santiago |
Categories: life, nature, social,



Poem Details | by Cheryl Aldea |
Categories: girlfriend-boyfriend,

Officially Missing You

My heart cannot breathe officially missing you when can I hold you...

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 Ethan Plummer |
Categories: angst,


my voice is changing my body rearranging i hate puberty

Poem Details | by Emmanuel Samson |
Categories: death, faith, imagination, lost love, love, nature, on writing and words, philosophy, sea, seasons, song-time,

Stairway To Heaven

Now my tendrilled soul,
Has found its pergola-- Christ--
To wind its way up....

Poem Details | by John Michaels |
Categories: beauty, earth, environment, humor, nature, rainforest,


Deforestation; blades cut a swathe through foliage: beauty has its price.

Famous Haiku Examples

An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.

- Basho (1644-1694)

Over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow.

- Soseki (1275-1351)

In the twilight rain
these brilliant-hued hibiscus . . .
A lovely sunset

- Matsuo Basho

Toward those short trees
We saw a hawk descending
On a day in spring

- Shiki

The day we saw the hawk
On a churchyard tree
A kite too
Was in the far sky.

- Hekigodo

The wren
Earns his living

- Issa

The wren
Earns his living

- Issa

From time to time
The clouds give rest
To the moon-beholders.

- Bashō

Over-ripe sushi,
The Master
Is full of regret.

- Buson

Consider me
As one who loved poetry
And persimmons.

- Shiki

In the cicada's cry
No sign can foretell
How soon it must die.

- Bashō

Blowing from the west
Fallen leaves gather
In the east.

- Buson

Winter seclusion -
Listening, that evening,
To the rain in the mountain.

- Issa

My life, -
How much more of it remains?
The night is brief.

- Shiki

An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.

- Bashō

I kill an ant
and realize my three children
have been watching.

- Kato Shuson

Over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow.

- Soseki

Sparrow's child
out of the way, out of the way!
the stallion's coming through

- Issa

Whitecaps on the bay:
A broken signboard banging
In the April wind.

Richard Wright (1908-1960)

Snow in my shoe
Sparrow’s nest

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)