Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry comprised of three phrases.
Traditional haiku uses 17 syllables (5:7:5) but contemporary haiku in English often ignores this rule. A haiku is typically about nature, the earth and the natural world and are designed to be thought-provoking. These original haiku poems are by Anthony Rutledge and are mostly written in the contemporary free style format.
There are over 2,000 Haiku on this site in ten different themes: Australian, Beach, Garden Sundial, In the Mirror,Kimono,Motherhood,Ships and Oceans,Spring,Windjammers and Miscellaneous.
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dust to dust
moved about the house
to a great grandchild
blown from the sand dunes
on the sea winds they came from
listening to a silence
where the tree fell
my peach tree fruits...
the neighbour's house after their fire
autumn leaves ''"_"-'
to the flaps of pigeons
honeysuckles giving lonesomeness
new dropped the foal struggles
with its life force
a still bright blue
the smoke of autumn streets away
between the nights
all the nesessary eggs
a watched flower
unfolds to the rain