Thursday 8 December 2022

Ten Haiku Poems by J. D. Nelson

Ten Haiku Poems

the hen eats her corn

& that of her two sisters—

therapy today




what’s that in its mouth?

a squirrel with a mousetrap

climbs into a tree




an alert rabbit

near twelve purple irises—

the dog & I walk




the field is now gone

& the yellow yarrow, too—

new house construction




the clear, starry sky

on this night without a moon . . .

silhouettes of trees




the sky to the east

is hazy white from a fire—

blackbirds in cattails




dog walk at sunset—

the white & orange cat plods

through the lush, green grass




a bowl of green beans

heats up in the microwave—

cricket in the house




there are clouds beneath

the clouds on this windy night . . .

a hole for the moon




the cricket has stopped—

there are five jars of pickles

on the bedroom floor



J. D. Nelson (b. 1971) experiments with words in his subterranean laboratory. His poetry has appeared in many small press publications, worldwide, since 2002. He is the author of ten chapbooks and e-books of poetry, including Cinderella City (The Red Ceilings Press, 2012). Visit for more information and links to his published work. His haiku blog is at Nelson lives in Colorado, USA.


  1. Strong & colourful work. i gobbled them down and the taste remains. Peace upon your spirit. - Bep.

    1. Thank you very much! That is so nice to hear. Peace be to you.

  2. Awesome Haiku ๐Ÿ‘☝️๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘

  3. Images so full! Felicidades ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ


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