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Haiku to save the world…

poverty speaks
whispering pain so softly;
will you hear it?

war squanders life
kills away for lavish gains;
do you see it?

blood shed in vain
poured from nearly empty glass;
can you taste it?

polluted skies
pink sunsets sink lonely hearts;
do you smell it?

ravaged earth
awaiting peace, prosperity;
will you help Her?

(c) 2010 by D. Wright

I decided today to try my hand at writing haiku and this is the result of my efforts. Not sure if it is by the book haiku, but it’s close enough for me! Hope you all enjoy!


Updated for Jingle’s Poetry Potluck – 12 Sept 2010.


  1. August 19, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Wow, I know how hard it is to write a Hauiku and to do what you did here, is absolutely fantastic!! Your words have touched me. Well done my friend x

    • August 19, 2010 at 8:40 pm

      haiku is an interesting style and I’m glad I did not disapoint!

      • August 20, 2010 at 9:48 am

        This is far from disappointing. Its a great read, many times over.

  2. August 26, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    These haikus are wonderful. Each one is great on it’s own and the way they tie together with the questions at the end is just brilliant! Haiku is my favourite poetry form, and I have a few on my other blog, too.

    Thank you so much for stopping by my page…:)


    • August 26, 2010 at 12:44 pm

      I love haiku but not how short it is, so tying it together into a longer work is a lot of fun. Thanks for coming by!

  3. August 30, 2010 at 10:12 am

    These are great verses, great questions, makes one think. I love it!

  4. August 30, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Love this especially , thank for sharing once again^^

    blood shed in vain
    poured from nearly empty glass;
    can you taste it?

    • August 30, 2010 at 9:22 pm

      thanks for the great comment! come back anytime!

      • September 12, 2010 at 9:18 pm

        It Is Time To Save Mother Earth!:D

        Happy Poetry Potluck!:P

  5. systematicweasel
    August 31, 2010 at 6:15 am

    Very powerful works! I love that you use all the bodies senses, bringing each haiku closer to the reader! =) Awesome post!


  6. September 2, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    lovely Haiku,
    excellent job!

  7. September 12, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    hopefully, your Haiku will save us from starving for more poetry, thanks for the delicious feed….

    come in any time when we are open.
    feel free to taste other flavors.

  8. September 12, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    🙂 🙂 🙂 Hugs and kisses xx

  9. September 13, 2010 at 3:11 am

    Wow… Great write. I would say more but it would cheapen your effort here. Great job. Love and Light, Sender

  10. September 13, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Very reflective poem….crafted so beautifully.

  11. September 13, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Haiku to save the world (film at 11)

    Why, that’s almost (but not quite) as pretentious as Alphabet To Save The World

  12. September 13, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Powerful and beautiful!
    Brilliant effort at haiku too!! Loved ’em all!! The message stayed intact throughout…
    Thank you for linking this poem at poetry potluck! It’s just superb!

  13. penelopephoebe
    September 14, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Very clever use of words. I can hardly believe these are your first and what a topical and moving subject.

  14. September 14, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Haiku is a wonderful form…you will find it gets easier to think in 5-7-5 as you go on. It’s a simple formula, but very challenging to perfect; you, My Friend, are on the road to perfection 🙂

  15. September 18, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    powerful… very!

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