Trying to Write Some Haikus

Hello Internet!

I thought that I’d try to do something that I haven’t done a lot of on the website and that is poetry. I love writing and reading poetry, but I have this fear that the stuff I write is pretentious and not deep at all (kind of like saying that “I love writing and reading poetry”). However, I thought I’d write a few poems for you today. More specifically I’m going to try to write some Haikus. Now if you don’t know what a Haiku is, it is a form of Japanese Poetry that consists of 17 syllables broken down into three lines consisting of 5 syllables, 7 syllables, and 5 syllables. Hopefully my examples work out. And if you like this artform or it looks like something you’d like to try, go ahead and give it a shot. Feel free to leave any Haikus you write in the comments below or if you have your own website where you write Haikus, other poetry, or anything at all, please leave those links in the comments below. I’d love to see all the stuff you’re working on! Ok, let’s get on with some Haikus.


The Sun sets on me.
Surrounded by the darkness
The stars look pretty.


The sound of raindrops
Hitting the glass with small taps
Relaxing slumber


Fireflies of Summer**
Leaves fall in the Autumn chill
Winter brings the snow


Music fills my ears
I tap my foot to the beat
Makes me want to dance


Reading in the shade
Watching pictures in my head
Swept away with words




**Quick side note: Apparently “fire” as in fireflies can be pronounced with one syllable (fire) or two syllables (fi-re) so I’m just going with the one syllable pronunciation. Normally I would pronounce fire with two syllables, but this way my Haiku works.


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