Jack Kerouac

(12 March 1922 - 21 October 1969 / Lowell, Massachusetts)

Haiku (Birds Singing...) - Poem by Jack Kerouac

Birds singing
in the dark
—Rainy dawn.

Form: Haiku


Comments about Haiku (Birds Singing...) by Jack Kerouac

  • Rookie - 45 Points Colleen Courtney (4/29/2014 8:32:00 AM)

    Love haiku's, so short, simple and sweet! (Report) Reply

    3 person liked.
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  • Gold Star - 16,874 Points * Sunprincess * (4/29/2014 1:32:00 AM)

    ......here the birds sing in the eartly dawn before the day breaks....and I think of this poem when I hear them....beautiful poem.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,171 Points Herbert Guitang (4/27/2014 3:37:00 AM)

    Very nice written. Beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,874 Points * Sunprincess * (3/9/2014 7:35:00 PM)

    .......I love bird poems....so beautifully written... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Lorenzo A. Fernandez Jr. (7/27/2012 8:08:00 AM)

    Anyone who sticks to the 5-7-5 syllable rule knows nothing or is outmoded. Even the haiku of Basho when translated in English ignore the rule. Modern haiku could be 1 or 21 syllables. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Mohammad Akmal Nazir (7/24/2011 3:53:00 AM)

    A haiku contains 17 syllables in just 3 lines. The first two lines contain 10 syllables(5 each) and the third one contains 7. The poem doesn't meet the criteria of a haiku. Therefore it shouldn't be called a haiku. It may be an expression composed well. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Louie Limosani (6/5/2008 9:36:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem in such few words. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 662 Points Uriah Hamilton (5/3/2005 6:13:00 AM)

    Beautiful and sweet Jack Kerouac always digging the gentle poetry of life. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nasra Al Adawi (3/25/2005 8:18:00 AM)

    I have never payed attention to birds singing on rainy dawn but now more reason to listen to mother nature (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jim Frizzell (11/3/2004 9:06:00 AM)

    beat from the axis of the beat generation (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 26, 2011


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