50 Haikus about Summer Vacation

For a contest. 8 of these were disqualified because they didn’t scan. I haven’t fixed them. šŸ˜¦

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1

work mind remains fogged
until sun and waves clear it.
the world becomes real.

2

sun falls on pale skin
so long covered by thick cloth
and wakes life within

3

The tide is full out.
We leave home and find the sea.
The tide is full in.

4

Purple bikini.
Time to stop our play and watch.
Red monokini!

5

Pink beach umbrella.
With the sound of gulls and waves,
my sadness leaves me.

6

At last, vacation!
White sand, blue sky, ocean fun.
Then the shark arrived.

7

Retirement. It’s like
a summer vacation that
doesn’t endĀ in Fall.

8

Cabin in the woods.
Birds and bears and wily raccoons,
instead of my boss.

9

Anticipation
for going on vacation.
Rain starts at station.

10

Antipodean
vacation in New Zealand
means summer skiing.

11

Summer vacation
Grandpa taught us on the farm
more than our school does.

12

Our dogs and cats hate
summer vacation, when we
go and they stay behind.

13

We fly to farĀ lands
on summer vacation, but
findĀ most much the same.

14

our vacation: we leave
industrialization
for the untouched wilds.

15

future vacations
on the moon, where little green men
keep the buffet well-stocked

16

Into the house, back
from our summer vacation.
Now, time to relax!

17

We come to the woods,
which stand silent, empty, dark.
A mosquito zzzeees.

18

No lightĀ in the tent.
We lay quiet in the night.
A mosquito whines.

19

Gone fishin again,
Away from others, alone.
Embraced by the Earth.

20

Summer camp for boys.
Heaven close across the lake:
summer camp for girls.

21

First year at boys’ camp.
Sent hunting for snipe at night.
Dark woods and laughter.

22

Out of their work clothes
and into weird shorts, my folks
laugh more and burn red.

23

Vacation ahead.
Right down the road to the sea.
Once we fix this flat.

24

Disneyland’s lesson:
learnĀ to stand in a long line
and learn to like it.

25

Car tire on a rope.
Swing over the lake and let go.
Land on a turtle.

26

Summer vacation
in space. Martian girls go wild
while we take pictures.

27

The sun on my back
quietly warms my pale skin.
I notice after dark.

28

Grandma in heaven
enjoys vacations quiet
but satisfying.

29

Seeing-eye dog on
summer trip works hard even if
the mister goofs off.

30

Summer in deep space,
the sun always shines, with no
sense of gravity.

31

In Hell, vacations
are hot. Not balmy, not fun,
but never too short.

32

Chasing tornadoes.
Summer fun and excitement
ending in a whirl.

33

Country to country
ourĀ tour moves on without pause.
Where the heck are we?

34

Clinging to the rock face,
make no mistakes, though I don’t
want to die at work.

35

The summer life guard
reigns over her domain with
white zinc on her nose.

36

Summer romance blends
sun and love in the heart, but
watch out for autumn.

37

Dad, are we there yet?
No, children. We aren’t there yet.
Well, are we there yet?

38

Our parents would fight,
but after our vacation,
be in love again.

39

Go to prision and
lose your freedom, plus also
no more vacations.

40

We bought hunting guns,
real big ones, and shot straight.
Mammoth meat for all.

41

Our folks planned the trip.
All we kids cared about was
the roller-coaster.

42

Our uncle Fred went
over Niagra Falls in
a barrel for fun.

43

the tourists come and
the tourists spend and so we
are able to live

44

I have decided to
take a vacation from all
of my vacations.

45

Sky diving thrills me.
Free in space. Falling. But then
I come back to earth.

46

Grandpa said his life
was a vacation but he
always worked so hard.

47

We fell in love on
the beach but it was just as
good in Ohio.

48

On our vacation,
mom and dad don’t come home late.
They are always there.

49

Sand castle and moat
face the waves. Water spreads in
and smooths the beach flat.

50

Rocker on front porch
Cars pass while I smoke a pipe
Hot day and coldĀ drink

5 Responses

  1. I love haikus. I hate, though, that when I read them I’m counting syllables mostly and not just reading! šŸ˜” lol… I’m such a stickler for the rules…so I can break ’em lol.

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