Jack Kerouac

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

Haiku (The Taste...)

Poem by Jack Kerouac

The taste
of rain
—Why kneel?

Form: Haiku


Comments about Haiku (The Taste...) by Jack Kerouac

  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (11/19/2019 12:48:00 AM)

    greatly crafted ///awesome(Report)Reply

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  • Moey dwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww (5/30/2019 11:05:00 PM)

    airyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (6/28/2018 5:15:00 AM)

    Tear or taste of rain
    Crawling into veins of heart
    Ocean or saline(Report)Reply

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  • peepeehunter (6/5/2018 1:36:00 PM)

    peepee S U C C esketit(Report)Reply

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  • Tom D (1/31/2018 3:57:00 AM)

    Love it David Williamson(Report)Reply

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  • David Williamson (12/20/2017 6:25:00 PM)

    Writing Poetry/ Almost Assuages One's Fear/ Of Oblivion(Report)Reply

    David Williamson(12/20/2017 6:38:00 PM)

    Writing Poetry/ Almost Assuages One's Fear/ Of Oblivion

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  • cunt faggot (12/5/2017 12:02:00 PM)

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  • chegg (12/5/2017 12:00:00 PM)

    this isnt a hiaku i am deeply offended and telling my mom(Report)Reply

    King Alfred(12/15/2017 3:33:00 PM)

    tell her your faking and that this poem is so good and great.: -)

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/3/2016 12:01:00 AM)

    Wonderful, amused by this haiku.(Report)Reply

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  • Earl Grey (10/9/2015 12:05:00 AM)

    If Kerouac's haikus were 17 syllables, they would be less meaningful. Part of the beats' deal is that they were calling all of literary tradition into question. I'd be disappointed if he just followed the rules. I don't understand why we would even want to be form police for this kind of writing. Just let it be what it is, man.(Report)Reply

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  • Mark Sak (9/1/2015 6:41:00 AM)

    Excuse my mistake I meant 17 syllables...(Report)Reply

    Jonas CowlesJonas Cowles(2/26/2017 3:50:00 PM)

    it's ok ever one makes mistake's some time

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  • Mark Sak (9/1/2015 6:39:00 AM)

    I totally agree with mohammed! ! ! ! 7 syllables or of the modern age 17 words... Just because it's jack Kerouac's poem doesn't make haiku! ! !(Report)Reply

    Mark Sak(9/1/2015 6:42:00 AM)

    I'm sorry I meant to say 17 syllables...

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  • Colleen Courtney (4/29/2014 8:34:00 AM)

    More wonderful haiku's from Kerouac!(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (4/29/2014 1:33:00 AM)

    .......I love rain poems....very nice..(Report)Reply

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  • Captain Herbert PoetryCaptain Herbert Poetry (4/27/2014 3:39:00 AM)

    Well done. Beautiful idea(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (3/9/2014 8:08:00 PM)

    ........a beautiful write...and a wonderful theme..(Report)Reply

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  • Jane Bergren (2/23/2013 9:27:00 AM)

    it is not nonsense mohammed~~the power is there but you are imprisoned by the anal retentive poetry crap someone told you, so you cannot feel it.i am sorry for you.(Report)Reply

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  • Jane Bergren (2/23/2013 9:24:00 AM)

    mohammed, open your mind.the rain is tears....why kneel refers to neal cassady, and also to why kneel to a useless god who does nothing to alleviate suffering that is, if there is a god(Report)Reply

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  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (7/16/2011 3:19:00 AM)

    It's an absolute nonsense in the name of haiku. A haiku contains 17 syllables while it has only 7. The structure is not correct. I'm surprised at the wit of people how it got 31 votes and also occupied a place in top 500 poems. It should be removed at once.(Report)Reply

    Earl Grey(10/8/2015 11:54:00 PM)

    The American Haiku is not exactly the Japanese
    Haiku. The Japanese Haiku is strictly disciplined
    to seventeen syllables but since the language
    structure is different I don't think American
    Haikus (short three-line poems intended to be
    completely packed with Void of Whole) should worry
    about syllables because American speech is
    something again...bursting to pop.

    Above all, a Haiku must be very simple and free
    of all poetic trickery and make a little picture
    and yet be as airy and graceful as a Vivaldi
    Pastorella.

    Jack Kerouac

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  • Antonio Liao (1/24/2011 11:53:00 PM)

    the spirit of mysticism quest the logic of reason...its great and satisfying to
    ponder of what is the meaning of illusion...God bless...a 10 +++(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 16, 2011


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