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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
rattles

 

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

 

Nightfall,
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

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Jack Kerouac, 1922–1969

© Jack Kerouac

Photo by Pierre Jeanneret on Unsplash

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