haiku poems examples

these haiku poem examples continue my current fascination with the freerice site.


bread costs too much now
it will cost more tomorrow


a lavish wedding
a five-tiered cake and champagne
while their people starve


a nation's hunger
the sobering conclusion
a man-made famine


an empty feeling
tired, listless, wanting food
a child deserves more

for more information on the freerice site, here's a link to my earlier post:
haiku poem: help end hunger

and here's a link to the freerice site: :)

Help end world hunger

thank you very much to all the persons who have already played. and many thanks as well to those who have added the freerice banner to their blogs. is very kind of you to do so. :)

and if you've played or added the banner, or both, let me know via a comment. i'm posting additional links accordingly on my blogroll, in order to try to give back some link love, as well as technorati support, as a rather puny attempt to offer thanks.

also posted in relation to totally optional prompts: free prompt, as well as for:

Haiku Friday

my apologies for deviating from the haiku friday theme somewhat. i see this though as the idea of simple pleasures turned on its head a little, in that here, some people are deprived of even the simplest of pleasures... a full meal. :(

thank you for visiting this haiku poem blog. :)


  1. thanks for the comment, mediterranean kiwi. :)

    glad to hear you enjoyed it. :)

  2. thanks for the comment, crafty green poet. :)

    indeed. i like it.

  3. I visit their site often too! Thanks for the reminder.

  4. thanks for the comment, ambo. :)

    glad i could be of assistance. :)

  5. I think it's completely appropriate to deviate from the theme in this case. These news stories are all ones I haven't heard and I was glad I did. Also haven't seen free rice before, but I put it in my bookmarks so I can go back tonight after I get home from work. Thanks for keeping me informed!

  6. thanks for the comment, mel. :)

    glad i could be of assistance as well. and thank you for visiting the freerice site. :)

  7. love your haikus and your blog concept. pleeeeaseee consider making the switch to wordpress. I'll be much more likely to comment. blogspot couldn't make it more difficult :(

  8. a nice set of senryu...
    going to the site now :)

  9. I think it's not the bread costs too much, it's the people costs too low. Lovely haiku!

  10. thanks for highlighting something we tend to ignore.

  11. #2 really makes a powerful impact Kouji. These are wonderfully stated.

  12. thanks for the comment, washwords. :)

    and thanks for the kind words. :) i've been thinking about wordpress actually. i'll probably look into it a bit more when the bar exams are over. :)

  13. thanks for the comment, polona. :)

    and thanks for visiting the site. :)

  14. thanks for the comment, kompostela. :)

    true. people aren't valued that highly perhaps by certain governments.

  15. thanks for the comment, rebeckah. :)

    same here. :) will have to update my blogroll some more after tomorrow's bar exam. :)

  16. thanks for the comment, stan ski. :)

  17. thanks for the comment, janice. :)

    and thanks for the kind words.

  18. fine haiku, each one, written with
    a conscience, and ty for the heads
    up on the site.

  19. Excellent haiku and the reason behind them!

  20. these are beautiful haikus. by the way, the freerice site is very apt in today's situation.

  21. Yeah, I had a go at free rice but over level 40 it starts getting hard - good fun though and thanks for posting it.

  22. I love your haiku especially the haiku #4. Thanks also for leaving me a comment on my blog. I appreciate it that you like my work too. Salamat!

  23. nice haikus!!!! life is hard, but life is good too! we can all just switch to bread when rice runs out...hope all is well!!!!

  24. thanks for the comment, jade. :)

  25. thanks for the comment, linda. :)

  26. thanks for the comment, estan. :)

    true. what with the prices of food increasing, and the world food program asking countries to provide more to help make up the shortfall, every little bit helps.

  27. thanks for the comment, sweettalking guy. :)

    true. it can get quite difficult. :O

  28. thanks for the comment, poet lanie. :)

    i do like your work. :) walang anuman.

  29. thanks for the comment, jeanie. :)

    but i like my rice! :O

  30. Hey! Your site is great. I've played at free rice several times. I really love your haikus. I have written some haikus on my blog. Please read it. I would appreciate your opinion!

    I'm bookmarking your blog!!

  31. thanks for the comment, gabriella. :)

    thanks also for the kind words. will drop by your blog shortly. :)

  32. Your poems are wonderful! I like them! Thanks too for sharing the freerice.com banner and site, I visited, played and posted the banner in my site :)

  33. thanks for the comment, marjieluv. :)

    thanks also for playing and posting the banner. :)

  34. these were AMAZING, man, only if I could write haikus this well... the wonders!


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