Poems for Haiku Summer

Poems for Haiku Summer (the Poet’s Summer description)

Poems for Haiku Summer – Traditional and structured, this short form of Japanese poetry is well-known for its rule of 5/7/5: five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five again in the third.

Poems for Haiku Summer

Haikus are known for their ability to paint a vivid picture in just a few words. A practice of artistic discipline, their minimal nature forces writers to pare down to only the essentials—making each word, or even syllable, count.

1. Summer Dissipates

Summer dissipates
viridescent willow wisps
frenzied honeybees

azure sky smiles
gnarly grasshopper singing
creeping violets

discerning monarch
damselfly competition
lilac fragrance wafts

ethereal mist
supercilious confidence
ushering autumn

melodic bird song
sizzles saccharine summer
as she floats away
– Poem by Caren Krutsinger

2. Clockwise

Gold pink orange dawn
rise up refreshed in sunshine
like a fragrant bloom

in torrid noon hour
emerald green and jaded
birds sing to summer

reds mauves turn dusky
shadows lengthen into night
glimmering moonbeams

midnight of dreaming
diamond stars are twinkling fire
music in the night
– Poem by Evelyn Judy Buehler

3. One Day of Summer

Beautiful sunrise
On a warm summer morning.
I wait for day’s start.

Rosy colored sky
On a cool summer evening.
Glorious sunset.
– Poem by David Fox

4. Strawberry Moon

Full strawberry moon,
ushers in hot days of June,
high tides fill the dune,

hot sun rising soon,
fishing in the afternoon,
whistling my own tune!
– Poem by Patricia L. Cisco

5. Haiku- Sunflower

Blooming and bobbing
flower power head turner~
feasting goldfinches

I passed a dancing sunflower on my walk today,
out sprang a goldfinch.
– Poem by Maureen McGreavy

6. – Haiku X 58- Green Fingers

Filled with fresh flowers
An understated beauty
Well-designed garden

Captures attention
Magic really takes place
It relieves my stress

Summer garden fair
Creative spirit revive
Beautiful touch
– Poem by Sunshine Smile

7. Spring Summer Fall Winter – Haiku Chain

Springtime flowers prom
lily scent violets blue blooms
sweet scents fragrance cues

summer sandy beach
swimming snorkeling blue surf
seasonal exploits fun

fall stout guards still stand
canopy red brown and tan
leaves final dance

winter coats frost fleece
snowy ivory chalk mounds
cast blank white canvas
– Poem by Ronald A. Williams

8. A Shore

The drops of ocean
blend into the salty winds,
and the sea gulls cry.

Clouds hang heavy, low,
like Summer moons the color
of the nibbling gulls,

and the opaque waves
swirl around the bare, calloused
feet, the sand sucking.

Mountainous rocks, coal-
black, are wet from the rising
tide. Wedding white bursts.
– Poem by Jennifer Cahill

9. Late Summer Fires

The paddocks shave black
with a foam of smoke that stays,
welling out of red-black wounds.

In the white of a drought
this happens. The hardcourt game.
Logs that fume are mostly cattle,

inverted, stubby. Tree stumps are kilns.
Walloped, wiped, hand-pumped,
even this day rolls over, slowly.

At dusk, a family drives sheep
out through the yellow
of the Aboriginal flag.
– Poem by Les Murray

10. The Summer Sun Shone Round Me

THE summer sun shone round me,
The folded valley lay
In a stream of sun and odour,
That sultry summer day.

The tall trees stood in the sunlight
As still as still could be,
But the deep grass sighed and rustled
And bowed and beckoned me.

The deep grass moved and whispered
And bowed and brushed my face.
It whispered in the sunshine:
“The winter comes apace.”
– Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

11. The Old Pond Poem

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

Autumn moonlight-
a worm digs silently
into the chestnut.

In the twilight rain
these brilliant-hued hibiscus –
A lovely sunset.
– Poem by Matsuo Basho

Haiku Poems are a peculiar type of poem, and we have a few really great poets that have written this kind of poems such as Matsuo Bashō, Yosa Buson, William J. Higginson, Masaoka Shiki, and many others.

The meaning of these poems can be discussed in your little cell or group. Share these poems with who you can discuss nature with. We’d love to read the summary of your discussion in the comment section below.

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