View Full Version : REAL Hunting Haikus

Dave R
June 4, 2004, 11:01 AM
I liked the thread hijack so much I thought I'd start a thread for REAL hunting haikus. Poems about the hunt. Haiku's are a simple format. If you've never written a poem before, this is one of the best to start with

5 syllables
7 syllables
5 syllables

Try to tell a whole store using poetic language. "Turdy point buck" is the kind of poetic language I'm looking for (see below).

Here's what we have so far.

leaves crunch under hoof
onto the green field to feed
da' turdy point buck


sun sparkles through trees
he walks through forest, i lift
my gun. down he falls
-gray pilgrim

i see the falcon
eyes sharp ears alert, hunting
a kindred spirit
-gray pilgrim

Gray clouds scudding low
Spitting sleet and cold rain. Ducks
Flare, then fall, warmly.
-Dave R

Gimmee something about varmiting, upland, bow hunting, your favorite hunting memory, etc.

Long Path
June 26, 2004, 04:10 PM
Golden sun setting
Last few minutes of the hunt
Here he comes yonder!


Rich Lucibella
June 26, 2004, 05:00 PM
Cool wood touches cheek-
Horns aloft, take root in boss-
Fam'ly flies, but one.

Smokey Joe
June 28, 2004, 02:13 AM
Dark day, dull red drops.
Too many prints in the snow.
Son tracks my deer. Good.

Long Path
June 30, 2004, 09:51 AM
Mid-Summer Texas
Too hot to think of hunting. . .
Was that a dove bird?!?

+ + +

Sight not expected:
Across the school parking lot,
A turkey hen runs.

+ + +

Chisos highlighted
Finale to mulie hunt.
Hm. Swine by pistol?


Dave R
June 30, 2004, 12:51 PM
That whistle pig is
Too far off. Hmmm. Hold high, and
Right. Steady hold....Hit!

Smokey Joe
June 30, 2004, 03:52 PM
I eat what I kill.
Worms will have me I expect.
Unless it's vultures.

July 9, 2004, 12:52 PM
Warm sun on the field
Gopher sits to look around
Aim Squeeze Crack! Pop! Squeal

July 9, 2004, 02:04 PM
Back to tree, I sit
Rifle lies across my knees
Ow! My butt is sore


Dave R
July 10, 2004, 12:28 AM

I think you captured the true essence of the experience...