Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry.
The poems are limited to 3 lines and 17 syllables.

5 on the first line,
7 on the second line,
and 5 on the third.

I try to write one Haiku everyday.
Most days I fail, but some days inspiration strikes.
Sometimes it gushes for days at a time.
You can never tell when something will touch your heart.

Thanks for spending a moment reading
Haiku from the Heart.

I hope you'll be back to read my words.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Look Out Above! (2)

When trees are laden
with many a bird at dusk,
don't stand under them.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Look Out Above!

When trees are laden
by snow fall for many days,
don't stand under them.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Road Trip

Singing silly rhymes,
for my kids, many-a-times,
makes long drives feel short.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I Never Knew

Solitary bard,
Finds poets all around him.
Wow! What a surprise.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


The smell of fresh toast,
made my mouth water today.
Life's simple pleasures.

Monday, January 26, 2009

North Winds

Cold, biting winds blow.
Brown leaves swirl around tree trunks.
Winter is coming.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Hills

Snow falls steadily.
Hills become a fresh canvas
for kids with bright sleds.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Koi swim silently,
White and Pink Lotuses bloom.
Sacred pool. Clear sky.

Friday, January 23, 2009


Driving home at night.
Radio plays, wipers dance.
Rain and Jazz mix well.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Frogs croak, crickets chirp.
Silent predators stalk prey.
Night in the Jungle.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Dew drops on grass blades.
Shimmering, fleeting, morning
diamonds. Lost if touched.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

On the Apricot Tree

White blossoms of spring,
Tiny green leaves follow soon,
Impatient Nature.


Blazing red leaves turn.
Heralding Autumn days gray,
cold, short, bare. Old Age.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Rain, quenching parched fields,
Giving life and taking it,
Floods wash away homes.

Life on Hold

The snow melts slowly,
The afternoon sun burns bright,
Bare trees long for spring.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

What is Haiku?

5 on the first line,
7 on the second line,
and 5 on the third.