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  • Writer's pictureDhilon Prasad

A Composition of Haikus

Style: Poetry (haikus).

Statement: I wanted to capture the essence of nature through its destructive elements, its different forms, and its beauty, and I wanted them to intertwine together through several different stanzas, which is why I chose the haiku format. I feel that the lack of words made me think about which words matter when describing these elements.


Crispy leaves blackened

They dissolve, ash sprinkling down

Miles, worlds of scorched death


Soggy debris floats

Down raging torrents in rain

Structures swept away


A hurricane howls

Dust swirls, furniture flounders

A lost pink ribbon


Sticks tremble and snap

Foundations tumble, crumble

Solid grounds vanish


A Titan’s cursed gift

Life of light and dark of death

A single cig dropped


Hot water rams cold

Winds or quakes make water sweep

Roaring waves unseen


Heating, rotation

Air swirling round, but don’t touch

Complex push and pulls



Tectonic plates clash

Heat pushes down, up, left, right

Scared creatures scatter


Orange and red spar

Planes soar, dousing the beast’s rage

Dinner’s candle gleams




A gurgling pale stream

Ice razor-thin, snowflakes fall

A quick quench chug-jug


Tumbling through the sky

Puffs of breath howl heedlessly

Leaves flitter or whip


A green-brown landscape

“Sticks and stones may break my bones”

Nature’s harmony


Equal, opposite

Don’t provoke the ancient gods

Fire, water, air, earth


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