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

  • Robert M SmithRobert M Smith (6/27/2020 12:22:00 AM)

    Great haiku. Imaged perfectly.(Report)Reply

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  • Luis Estable (6/19/2020 12:26:00 AM)

    This does not qualify as a true haiku. It is something that many poets tries and that some call an American haiku, but it does not have the elements of the lines of the true haiku, though the theme adheres to it.(Report)Reply

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  • dragegegegegegegegegegege (5/20/2020 11:19:00 AM)

    bird bird bird bird bird bird bird bird bird bird bird(Report)Reply

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  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (11/19/2019 12:38:00 AM)

    great craftsman the Jack Kerouac(Report)Reply

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  • Margie Marques (1/12/2019 9:01:00 PM)

    I'm sorry, Jack Kerouac. I love you, but your Haiku is a fail. Line 1-presents a problem. Line 2- solves it. Line 3- shows thankfulness.(Report)Reply

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  • Margie Marques (1/12/2019 8:49:00 PM)

    Leaves are crispy brown.
    If only sweet rain would fall
    Leaves would smile again(Report)Reply

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  • Margie Marques (1/12/2019 8:40:00 PM)

    This is not a correctly written Haiku. Line 1-pose a grievance or issue. Line 3- thankfulness. Line 2- connects both and 3. Line 1 and 3-five syllables. Line 2- seven syllables.(Report)Reply

    Nicole Settimi(3/11/2019 10:27:00 AM)

    I always knew the traditional syllable count, but did not understand the structure further than that. Or that this was the only " type" of haiku anyway.

    Nicole Settimi(3/11/2019 10:26:00 AM)

    Can I ask you something? Are you speaking of the traditional haiku? Because I have read there are many different versions of the haiku. I would like to understand this more efficiently.

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  • Suzon Albert (11/19/2018 12:45:00 AM)

    Lovely one...............................10(Report)Reply

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  • Chloe Ashby (8/21/2018 6:50:00 AM)

    The sun is a ball
    It shines in the sky so bright
    It is a fires flame(Report)Reply

    Margie Marques(1/12/2019 8:42:00 PM)

    Nice Haiku and correct form.

    Chloe Ashby(8/21/2018 6:51:00 AM)

    I like it Alan F

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  • Alan F. (8/7/2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Life is filled with work
    But it also needs some fun
    Make some time for that(Report)Reply

    Margie Marques(1/12/2019 9:04:00 PM)

    Nicely written, you are almost there

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  • Rico. (8/1/2018 5:11:00 AM)

    violet greenfield knows
    she is supposed to be a
    super-confident(Report)Reply

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  • Tisha (7/9/2018 11:12:00 AM)

    Friendship is a good thing and topic(Report)Reply

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  • D Ferinhind (7/4/2018 6:53:00 PM)

    A mourning dove
    Lights in the oak tree
    Calling another night(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (6/28/2018 5:00:00 AM)

    Birds singing call me
    From the dark of crude forest
    Twit and Twittering(Report)Reply

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  • NN12! ! ! ! ! ! ! (6/5/2018 7:02:00 PM)

    That’s beautiful! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !(Report)Reply

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  • Jesse merkle (5/11/2018 9:24:00 AM)

    I dont get it(Report)Reply

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  • Norman Chibatamoto J R (4/6/2018 3:44:00 AM)

    Up under her
    Wondering hearth, haughty feet
    Decision, me for her(Report)Reply

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  • David Williamson (1/27/2018 2:42:00 AM)

    HAIKU: Enjoy This Moment / For This Will All Be Over / Before You Can Blink.(Report)Reply

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  • Ceili Boudignon (1/18/2018 1:10:00 PM)

    I hear it sprinkling
    Outside for me, I see it
    Sprinkling there for me(Report)Reply

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  • David Williamson (1/8/2018 4:13:00 AM)

    HAIKU: The Shape Of Water / Resembles The Shape Of God; / In Physical Form.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 26, 2011