The Haiku Train-Meaningful Haikus That Make You Think


Paulette Le Pore, age 9 one with her best friend her Nanny’s piano…..


Haiku Number One on the Haiku Train

Written by Paulette Le Pore Mozko

October 16th, 2013


YOUTH by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

When I was a child

I wanted people to hear

The music I wrote


It gave me joy

To Write music and sing songs

That would give great joy


I taught piano

Taught the very young and old

Gave the gift of song


Everyone has gifts

Inspired by Our Creator

To pass on and give


What are your hidden or not so hidden gifts?

Write a Haiku in 5/7/5 syllable format in the reply box as the HAIKU TRAIN goes traveling on to unknown destinations!


Paulette Le Pore Motzko

October 16th, 2013

9:30 p.m.





I had a lap top stolen that had a book that was about to be printed. AT that time I hadn’t learned the importance of backing my material up, or that I now have now. It was a major blow, but yes it is a brutal way to learn a lesson…don’t trust anyone with anything of yours that costs more than 50 bucks and back up everything I write immediately.

I remember many of the Haikus that would have appeared in the book in the spirit of my friend Willie B. who I met on a Haiku Group years ago, I thought I could write one and then leave it open for others to write theirs….like a train that goes places we know not where.


All images taken by Paulette L Motzko

In case you haven’t written a standard format Haiku before it is very simple.

The first line has 5 syllables

The second 7 syllables

The third line has 5 syllables

When I was a teenager in honors English with Mrs. Eva Covington at Garden Grove High School, she explained this ancient form of poetry was usually about nature, but can be about anything you think is meaningful.

That being said, I will give you the first Haiku and you the world can create the next…….


Paulette Le Pore Motzko

October 16th, 2013

9:17 p.m.

April 3, 2014
8:37 a.m.

Help me write a poem
Share your thoughts and inspire me
Hopes, loves, dreams and goals

By Paulette L Motzko


Tapestry and Image created by Paulette L Motzko

Easter 2015

Every day is stitched
In the Tapestry of life
For all time to share

55 thoughts on “The Haiku Train-Meaningful Haikus That Make You Think

  1. Hi Paulette, glad to share a haiku with you… I love haiku and related other short poetic forms ( tanka, haibun, senryu, and renga or renku) I do not write in the 5-7-5 format and belive a show and not tell approach to haiku is most effective using plain, direct and simple language… I look forward to exploring & following your site and appreciate you stopping by mine! All best always, Tom

    one tree
    one bird, one song
    the dusk

    • I had a great friend I knew for over 20 years with your same name! He passed away many years ago but I think of him often. I know you aren’t him but still brings good memories back. He was gay, but I don’t judge and a great cook, and we used to cook together and go and do things when my ex the rocket scientist went on business trips & he was an usher in my wedding.
      You are gifted with words.
      I look forward to reading more of your poetry.

  2. Hi Paulette,
    I’d like to add my Haiku to your train.
    Inspired by my love of wabi sabi.

    Imperfect beauty
    Wilted, tattered, old and worn,
    The treasures I keep

  3. Hm… I like to play around with them, too. Have you ever read “Seeds From a Birch Tree: Writing Haiku and The Spiritual Journey” by Clark Strand? This is one of mine:

    Morning After

    dawn’s glow blooms slowly
    like sad truth finally grasped
    after long heartaches

    • Thanks for telling me. I will go read it.
      How can I participate?
      Been a really trying day and week so hearing from you is pure joy.

      Paulette Motzko

  4. Hi Paulette, as promised, here’s a Haiku for your “Haiku train”
    Easily forgiven
    The love of a child
    against the storm of tantrums
    will always prevail
    J M Lysun

    • I am so happy you did JT!
      Makes me smile inside.

      Do you write poetry and ever tried to write a haiku? I would love you to add one to the “train”. It is just 5 syllables on the first line, 7 on the next and 5 on the last line.

      Give it a try!

      Paulette L Motzko

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