50 Haikus about Summer Vacation

For a contest. 9 of these were disqualified because they don’t scan. I haven’t fixed them.

Fifteen winter haikus

1,001 more

1

work mind remains fogged
till 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 end 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.

x10

Antipodean
vacation in New Zealand
means summer skiing.

x11

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

x12

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

x13

We fly to far lands
on summer vacation, but
find most much the same.

x14

our vacation: we leave
industrialization
for the untouched wilds.

x15

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

x16

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

x17

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

x18

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

x19

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

x20

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

x21

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

x22

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

x23

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

x24

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

x25

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

x26

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

x27

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

x28

Grandma in heaven
enjoys vacations quiet
but satisfying.

x29

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

x30

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

x31

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

x32

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

or ending in a mad whirl

x33

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

x34

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

x35

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

x36

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

x37

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

x38

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

x39

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

x40

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

x41

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

x42

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

x43

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

x44

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

x45

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

x46

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

x47

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 cold drink

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