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Spring and Autumn Rain - a Haiku Collection

John has been writing poetry since his school days. He was awarded "Poet of the Year 2014" Hubby Awards and has had two poems become songs.

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These poems are my first attempt at "Haiku", so please bear with me if they aren't perfect. I don't really think this will be my forte but I have to try everything at least once.

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Spring Rain

Spring rain makes me smile

Birds sing, flowers bloom brightly

The world is alive.

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Green

Send the rain down Sam

The land is brown and dying

Green is much nicer.

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Raindrops on the Roof

Such a welcome sound

It is raindrops on the roof

Heaven on iron.

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Naked in the Rain

The caress of rain

Massaging my naked skin

I don't care who sees.

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Rain, Rain, go Away!

"Rain, rain, go away

Come again another day,"

Who said such dumb words?

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Waking Up to Rain

Waking up to rain

Tap tapping on the window

Makes my day happy.

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Autumn Rain

Welcome Autumn rain

How I love to hear your beat

Sweet pitter patter.

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© 2014 John Hansen

Comments

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on April 21, 2019:

Thank you so much Nithya. Glad you enjoyed these haiku.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 21, 2019:

Fantastic, lovely haiku bringing out the essence of rain. Enjoyed reading.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 15, 2019:

Thank you for the link Rinita. I read them and love them.

Rinita Sen on March 15, 2019:

I had promised that I would republish my old Spring Haiku when Spring finally arrives at my location, so I just dropped by to send you this link: https://letterpile.com/poetry/Spring-Haiku-Collect...

Whenever you feel like reading, your feedback is always appreciated.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 09, 2018:

Thank you, Rinita. Your comments and encouragement are always appreciated.

Rinita Sen on September 09, 2018:

I like 'Green' and 'Raindrops on the roof' the best. The others are beautiful, too. Your Haiku naturally flows through the freshness of spring and autumn rain. Glad you directed me to this hub today, John

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 25, 2014:

Thank you lamb servant, your kind comment is much appreciated. Take care.

Lori Colbo from Pacific Northwest on September 25, 2014:

These are great Jodah. Haiku is a favorite form of poetry for me. I love Green, Raindrops on My Roof, and Naked in the Rain in particular. Keep up the good work.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 25, 2014:

What an experience Daisy. Glad these brought back memories. Thanks for reading, glad you enjoyed.

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on September 25, 2014:

John,

This is a wonderful collection of haiku. It brought make memories of when I was in Australia.

We arrived in Alice Springs and were traveling to our motel. There were a freak hailstorm, followed by rain. The Todd River, which is frequently dry, overflowed.

We

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 18, 2014:

Thanks for reading Elsie and your kind comment. I have to check out your hub about haiku.

Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on September 18, 2014:

Awesome! I also like writing haiku, get great enjoyment from the vibes as I write them with real feelings that fills my heart. I have a hub about my thoughts, on haiku, I always take my camera with me as I concentrate on my subject. Thanks for sharing your with us.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on July 27, 2014:

Thanks Marie. Interesting, the German translation. Not sure if I have heard the Sesame Street song "it's a Rainy Day" or not. Yes that pic was too cute.

Marie Flint from Jacksonville, FL USA on July 27, 2014:

A good start. I especially liked the one with "Waking up to rain . . . . This particular haiku contains action, sound, and feeling. Good job!

Heaven on iron--good contrast!

In German, the "Rain, rain, go away" goes:

Regnet, renet, gehe forte

Ging weg bis ein anderer ort!

Translation of last line: Go away until [you get to] another place! In other words: Rain somewhere else!

Are you familiar with the Sesame Street song, "It's a Rainy Day?"

Photo: I love the little gerbil (or whatever) holding the flower.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on April 21, 2014:

Thank you Gypsy, much appreciated.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 21, 2014:

Delightful.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on April 10, 2014:

Thank you Kevin. Yes I was quite pleased with the result. Glad you liked them and thanks for the vote up.

The Examiner-1 on April 10, 2014:

Hi Jodah. The Haiku poems seemed okay to me. The photo with the flower for the umbrella was cute. I voted this up and across, pinned and shared it. I loved it.

Kevin

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on April 10, 2014:

Dream On, I understand if you have had as much rain as you it may get a bit much, but just think where the world would be without it. Thanks for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed.

DREAM ON on April 10, 2014:

I have had my share rain until I read and enjoyed your hub thoroughly.I have to let you know you made me a rain lover again. Everything had a flow like rain to it.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on April 03, 2014:

Thanks for reading Phyllis. Yes, I loved that cut chipmunk pic and had to find a place for it.

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on April 03, 2014:

I love the rain and this hub, Jodah. That chipmunk holding the flower really makes me smile and feel good, it is so cute.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on April 03, 2014:

Thanks Audrey, it was a challenge like anything new, but I can't say I really found it difficult. I guess different people are suited to different forms of poetry.

Audrey Howitt from California on April 03, 2014:

Oh--nicely done! I find haiku to be difficult--yours seem effortless

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on April 03, 2014:

Thanks vocal coach, one of my faves too. Go for it, this was my first attempt. I didn't realise haiku was so popular.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on April 03, 2014:

The video stole my heart - one of my favorite songs. You are inspiring me to try my hand at haiku. Beautifully done.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on April 03, 2014:

Thank you My friend, glad you loved these. It seems the rain appeals to those of us living in dry countries. The English for instance think otherwise.

Alexander Thandi Ubani from Lagos on April 03, 2014:

fantastic!

I love every of it. I love the rain too.

"Rain, rain, go away

Come again another day,"

Who said such dumb words?

you are so right! dumb words indeed.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on April 02, 2014:

Ok CMHypno, come back now Actually towards the end of March we did get a good amount of rain, the first really for the year. But it seems to be gone again.

CMHypno from Other Side of the Sun on April 02, 2014:

'Rain, rain go away' was written by one of us over here in the UK - we've had a very soggy winter. You need me to come back to Queensland Jodah - it rained for the first time in four years when I arrived in Brisbane in 2007!

Beautiful Garbage from Louisiana on April 01, 2014:

ah it is always raining here, especially on weekends when I am off of work sucks!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on April 01, 2014:

Thanks Nikki, glad you enjoyed these. If we got a lot of rain here I would probably say "rain, rain, go away..." too, but we have more drought conditions than rain, so it is always welcome.

Beautiful Garbage from Louisiana on April 01, 2014:

good job Jodah. I think this is your forte lol the one Rain rain go away made me laugh. I say that all the time when it rains but i don't like rain as you apparently do.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 31, 2014:

Thanks for reading Laura. I appreciate you reading these poems and for your kind comment. Glad you could connect with them. Cheers back.

Laura Schneider from Minnesota, USA on March 31, 2014:

Good for you, experimenting in new genres! Your poems are awesome and the pictures and titles well-chosen. Great work! I love the sound of rain, too, so these really resonated with me. Cheers!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 30, 2014:

Thank you for reading and your kind comment Genna, also the vote up and share.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on March 30, 2014:

Beautiful Haiku, John. The rain on the roof is my favorite. Voted up and shared. :-)

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 30, 2014:

It was my pleasure to write these haiku and share Dana. I may write more as they seem popular. Thanks for your kind words, rain on the roof is a wonderful sound.

Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on March 30, 2014:

Beautiful in it's simplicity, Although I loved all the beautiful verses my favorite was also about the sound of rain on the roof. oh, it's such a soothing sound. Thanks for sharing.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 30, 2014:

You don't need to say more than that Anita. Thank you.

Dream Lover from Zagreb on March 30, 2014:

What can I say? Beautiful ;)

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 28, 2014:

What kind words from you Harishprasad. Thank you very much and I am please these poems evoked those feelings in you. Thank you for the vote up also.

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on March 28, 2014:

Rains are my favorite sight to see. Children laughing all the way and enjoying rains, people rushing past the streets with beautiful umbrellas in their hands and above all the musical sound of pitter patter of rain mingling with a gentle touch of wind. My all these feelings arose in me when I read your beautiful haikus. Well done, John, though this is your first attempt but the craft and effect of these poems is awesome ! Loved reading the poems and enjoyed myself a lot. Voted up.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 28, 2014:

Thank you Nell. I am still singing that song too as it rains outside. We have had 130 mm in the last four days which is wonderful. Glad you enjoyed these haikus too.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 28, 2014:

Flourish, I am so glad you enjoyed these haiku and the photos. Thanks for reading.

Nell Rose from England on March 28, 2014:

Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain... I am singing along to the video! lol! This was really lovely, I love your haiku's! hope you get the rain you need, nell

FlourishAnyway from USA on March 28, 2014:

I very much enjoyed your haikus! I'm glad you tried them and hope for some more. You images were also great complements to your poetry.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 28, 2014:

Thanks for reading Frank. You would like that one...lol :)

Yes sujaya, sure did :)

sujaya venkatesh on March 28, 2014:

got drenched jo

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on March 28, 2014:

Jodah I loved them all my fav naked in the rain :)

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 27, 2014:

Thank you for that generous comment Michael, I appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed this poetry.

Michael-Milec on March 27, 2014:

Hi Jodah.

Up and beautiful.

Once talented, always talented you are. Leaving your text enriched and fine, with soul soothing "Spring rain."

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 26, 2014:

@Faith, I much appreciate your generous comment as always. Thank you for the vote up.

@ Jamie, thank you for reading these poems. Glad you enjoyed.

@ Jo. Thank you for reading and your kind comments.

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on March 26, 2014:

Loved the haiku poems and the lovely images, beautifully done.

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on March 26, 2014:

Well done, enjoyable Haiku with great photographs, thank you. Jamie

Faith Reaper from southern USA on March 26, 2014:

Superb haiku poetry! Well, I believe your first attempt at writing haiku is successful. Enjoyed reading each one! Up and more Beautiful! Have a great day, Faith Reaper

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 26, 2014:

Thanks Eddy, your comment is always much appreciated, especially the vote up and share.

Thanks Ruby, I'll go find them right now.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 26, 2014:

Jodah, You must go back to find my haiku poetry, some two years ago, the latest, eight months ago. I found seven. My favorite. ' A haiku, Island paradice ' Hope you enjoy and thank you for asking. Cheers.

Eiddwen from Wales on March 26, 2014:

Wonderful Haiku John ;so much said in so few words. Voting up, across and sharing.

Also wishing you a great day.

Eddy.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 26, 2014:

Thank you Eric, that's my favourite too.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 26, 2014:

Thanks Bill. If some of us get too little rain, others get too much I guess. I much appreciate your kind comments. Oh, that landslide in Seattle, Washington, was it anywhere near you?

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 26, 2014:

Eric, I couldn't do a rain dance so I wrote these poems. Glad they brought you rain in the desert ;)

Eric Wayne Flynn from Providence, Rhode Island on March 26, 2014:

I enjoyed them all, but specifically "Raindrops on the Roof"

EWF

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 26, 2014:

Thanks Ruby, good to get praise from someone who has written haiku before. Have you written any in hubs? I'd like to read them.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 26, 2014:

Thank you Shauna. I adore the sound of rain too, it happens so rarely here. Your kind comments are appreciated.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 26, 2014:

Well, John, if you love rain you would love Washington where I live. LOL Loved the haikus. You are a writer with excellent depth and range.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 26, 2014:

Great to receive your kind comment MsDora. I had read a few Haiku poems but never written any before either. Glad you like the raindrops one.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 26, 2014:

Devika, thank you for your compliments. So glad you enjoyed these poems and photos.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on March 26, 2014:

Singing words gently into my heart. Woke up in the dark this morning and was greeted by a wonderful rain. Our desert here needs it so badly. I think your poems brought it to us. Thank you friend. If a butterfly batting it's wings in China can cause wind in Colorado, how much more so a poem.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 26, 2014:

Jodah, This is beautiful, perfectly lined. 5-7-5. I used to do haiku poetry, i love it....

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on March 26, 2014:

Jodah, I love these! I love the sound of rain cleansing the Earth. Rain Rain Go Away gave me a chuckle. I love the final picture in this hub. Too cute!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 26, 2014:

I'm not knowledgeable about Haiku, but your verses are beautiful. Raindrops . . . is my favorite.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 26, 2014:

An absolute fantastic write here the photos are beautiful and your words are truthfully written