By Delphoid-Q


I sit here and think
About God and creation
And achieve nothing.


A man came to me
But I pushed him far away
And now he is gone.


I watch the sun rise
Above a despondent world
And ask myself 'why?'.


An innocent child
As yet unaware of hate
Strides forth towards love.


A river that flows
To meet the brine tainted sea
And there shed its pain.


A blackened shadow
Stretching unseen from my feet
Stains my life with dread.


A mound of fresh earth
Covers what was once my life
But is now my death.


A deep-seated love
That encircles all around
And binds with weak bonds.


A flitter of thought
That pursues a futile course
And ends on a whim.


A freedom of will
Expressed through an unmarred love
For the world at large.


A trust beyond thought
And a quickness to forgive
When that trust is dashed.


A balance of all
That centers around respect
And results in love.


A righteous knight's charge;
A guiltless man's sacrifice;
A diseased child's smile.


A torment of soul
Bred not by others' actions,
But by our own minds.


A boy's furtive glance;
A beautiful maiden's blush;
A holding of hands.


A boiling of thought
That burns the substance of life
And consumes all joy.

Note: New haikus will be added as they are written (i.e. very rarely). So, if you have nothing better to do, check back here once in a while (i.e. very rarely) and you might be in luck (if you can call it that) :)

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Copyright 2003 Delphoid-Q
Published on Friday, May 16, 2003.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • carlosjackal On Saturday, November 12, 2016, carlosjackal (2574)By person wrote:

    Every one of these is a belter.

  • Noel Haiasi On Thursday, February 25, 2016, Noel Haiasi (44)By person wrote:

    I've read many a haiku in my time, but these are top notch. I especially loved the one of innocence and courage. Very moving.

  • Alchemist On Saturday, November 3, 2012, Alchemist (860)By person wrote:

    I did the same thing to my haikus to save space before I became a Full member. So if your ever around these parts again and you get a chance check mine out but I will say yours are much better than mine, everyone of these are a masterpiece.

  • Chronos1111 On Friday, October 19, 2012, Chronos1111 (11)By person wrote:

    i love the stanza about innocence, this was very creative, good job.

  • Bluegirl On Sunday, September 17, 2006, Bluegirl (181)By person wrote:

    wonderful! I love these all so much. But my favorite is innocence, it seems so pure. :)

  • TaintedButterfly On Friday, July 14, 2006, TaintedButterfly (675)By person wrote:

    Omg I loved every single one of these! Love, peace, and courage stood out for me. Just stunning and beautiful. Thank you. Julia~

  • Grey Lies On Saturday, February 5, 2005, Grey Lies (192)By person wrote:

    nice write...a fav

  • A former member wrote: sublime zen that harkens back Naruda in my consciousness. we think alike, my friend; our thoughts are met in heart and pen. enjoyed them. do one about hate, perhaps?

  • Delphoid-Q On Friday, December 3, 2004, Delphoid-Q (217)By person wrote:

    Thank you. It's always good to know that people connect with your art... I think that's a very good idea. If anyone has any abstract nouns they wish me to do, suggest away ;)

  • Zahtsk On Friday, October 22, 2004, Zahtsk (26)By person wrote:

    Like boyhead, death, life and courage

  • A former member wrote: wow.....this is beautiful:))

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Tuesday, August 10, 2004, TropicalSnowstorm (1772)By person wrote:

    So, I'm checking back and I don't see any new ones... : ) Still enjoyed reading through these again, though. Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • flying_fox On Thursday, March 25, 2004, flying_fox (596)By person wrote:

    Courage, Futility and Regret are my faves... these are very clever. I enjoyed them vrey much and will be back to check for newbies. Fox

  • A former member wrote: each one is powerful and well done...i suggest writing many more, and publishing. would work

  • stormtalk On Tuesday, January 20, 2004, stormtalk (735)By person wrote:

    Every one of these is powerful and gorgeous... I love haikus, and you do them justice.

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Thursday, December 11, 2003, TropicalSnowstorm (1772)By person wrote:

    Courage is fantastic! I always look forward to your new creations. Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • Loneal On Wednesday, September 10, 2003, Loneal (86)By person wrote:

    ... the haiku seems so simple ... yet it states so much truth ... i really enjoyed "Philosophy", "Regret", and "Fulfilment" ... okay, I actually loved all of them! =) ... ~L

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Tuesday, August 19, 2003, TropicalSnowstorm (1772)By person wrote:

    Boyhood is great! I love revisiting these to see your new editions. Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • Delphoid-Q On Friday, August 22, 2003, Delphoid-Q (217)By person wrote:

    Thank you muchly T/S. Believe it or not, your enthusiasm is actually what keeps me writing these. Thanks for all the praise and encouragement. You have really helped me to further my art.

  • Blinded_Tiger On Sunday, July 27, 2003, Blinded_Tiger (532)By person wrote:

    Great. Simply great!

  • Dancing_Monkey On Saturday, July 26, 2003, Dancing_Monkey (1288)By person wrote:

    Is this tears in my eyes?

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Monday, June 23, 2003, TropicalSnowstorm (1772)By person wrote:

    I think Death is interesting, as far as capturing the notion of a shadow, giving evidence of something unseen, which you dread. Harmony is also fantastic! Scholar

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Monday, June 23, 2003, TropicalSnowstorm (1772)By person wrote:

    I love your line " And binds with weak bonds " - excellent! Usually people speak of harmony in squishy terms like that is the default state of being. I love your sentiment! Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • diavolessa On Friday, June 20, 2003, diavolessa (225)By person wrote:

    I cannot write haikus but I can tell good ones and these are really good. ~D

  • manywalks On Monday, June 16, 2003, manywalks (772)By person wrote:

    Mmmmm, now these I really liked, thanks. ~ mw

  • SeekingNirvana On Monday, June 16, 2003, SeekingNirvana (30)By person wrote:

    ooo i really love this. words are spoken i've never thought of but know perfectly well what it is you say.. excellent

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Saturday, June 7, 2003, TropicalSnowstorm (1772)By person wrote:

    I agree on Futility - wonderful piece! I also love Fulfillment - the notion of meeting the larger body of water and there shedding its pain is very interesting, particularly given the title. Very nice! I look forward to reading more of these! Ciao, T/ Scholar

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Saturday, June 7, 2003, TropicalSnowstorm (1772)By person wrote:

    S Scholar

  • A former member wrote: "Futility" this is one of the better Haiku's I've read. Well done. Scholar

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Saturday, May 17, 2003, TropicalSnowstorm (1772)By person wrote:

    Philosophy - I have often felt the same way when reading the self-serving meanderings of certain of philosophy's standards. The utility of a pursuit is often best judged by the voracity, not merely the time, with which it is pursued. Scholar

  • FallenSky On Saturday, May 17, 2003, FallenSky (44)By person wrote:

    we often achieve nothing when we contemplate what is unknown to us, or unknowable ...keep writing ~CFS

  • urbanhumility On Friday, May 16, 2003, urbanhumility (1206)By person wrote:

    i like delphoid, smooth...........urban

  • Aurora_Light On Friday, May 16, 2003, Aurora_Light (482)By person wrote:

    hmm...i like i like lots.

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