12 Haiku Poems by Jack Kerouac

12 Haiku Poems

In the sun
the butterfly wings
Like a church window


Empty baseball field
a robin
hops along the bench


The windmills
of Oklahoma look
in every direction


Train on the horizon –
my window


Missing a kick
at the icebox door
It closed anyway


The bottom of my shoes
are clean
from walking in the rain


Useless, useless,
the heavy rain
Driving into the sea


Drunk as a hoot owl,
writing letters
by thunderstorm


boy smashing dandelions
with a stick


Glow worm
sleeping on this flower –
your light’s on


Holding up my
purring cat to the moon
I sighed


The sound of silence
is all the instruction
You’ll get


Jack Kerouac, 1922–1969

© Jack Kerouac

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