Examples to Get You in Gear

Need some more inspiration? Here are five haiku, spanning the four seasons. Notice that many capture the spirit of the form but do not adhere to the 5, 7, 5, rule about the number of syllables per line. This should never be done casually, but in response to the demands of the content.

spring morning

daffodil bud opens -

second sunrise

Andrea Vlahakis

Beyond

After a week of rain

scattering clouds let go the light,

trees branch toward the moon.

Mari Murray

a buck in dry corn

trying to become

another stalk

Paul O. Williams

Ladybug

on Grandpa's Florida hat

autumn migration

Carol Purington

Christmas Eve

a lone

luminaria l

i

t

Dorothy Ryan

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