Richard Wright

Five Haikus - Poem by Richard Wright


I am nobody:
A red sinking autumn sun
Took my name away.


I give permission
For this slow spring rain to soak
The violet beds.


With a twitching nose
A dog reads a telegram
On a wet tree trunk.


Burning autumn leaves,
I yearn to make the bonfire
Bigger and bigger.


A sleepless spring night:
Yearning for what I never had
And for what never was.

Form: Haiku

Comments about Five Haikus by Richard Wright

  • Paul Brookes (11/24/2015 4:14:00 AM)

    I like these so imaginative which tell a tale and make the reader think Thanks (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/12/2015 2:53:00 PM)

    Nice haikus.......... (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/12/2015 2:47:00 PM)

    Superb.....difficult to single out one........Loved all of them. (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2015 3:56:00 PM)

    ..true haiku with an english coat.. (Report) Reply

  • (9/4/2014 8:30:00 AM)

    these are about the most authentic haiku in English I've read. True to the spirit of the model. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 4, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 4, 2014

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