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10 Haiku Poems Written by Dogs

Think dogs don't have deep thoughts? Think again. Here are 10 poems penned by pooches.

 |  Jan 30th 2013  |   35 Contributions


You know that thoughtful look dogs get as they're settling in for some shut-eye, their eyelids slowly dropping into doggy dreamland? Think they're remembering that sweet mystery smell in the grass from earlier in the day? Perhaps they're recounting the pre-dinner belly rub that sent them into leg kicks that rivaled the Rockettes' Radio City Christmas Spectacular? Could it be they're being lulled by the sound of your singing the wrong lyrics (again) to some obscure disco song while washing dishes? No, no, and no. They're mentally writing dog haiku. Of course.

Here are 10 haiku poems by dogs:

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Haiku-ready For meditation by Flickr Creative Commons

My bark, sharp and fierce

Trying to protect you from

The FedEx driver

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"Relax. I'm only here to protect you." Beautiful Woman and her Dog by Shutterstock

For you I'll create

Artistic works of poo, since

You save them in bags

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"This one's especially for you." Man Walking His Dog by Shutterstock

Swallowed by regret

For I forgot to smell the

Third bush on the left 

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"Regret ..." Tricolor Australian Shepherd by Shutterstock

Your breath intrigues me

And I am fairly certain

You had ribs for lunch

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"Do I smell ribs?" My Dog Chance by Shutterstock

Apologies, but 

How could I have known that was

Your cheesy sandwich? 

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"Pardon me, I had no idea." Dog Steals Cheese Sandwich by Flickr Creative Commons

Puddled on the floor

A symbol of excitement

You've come to visit

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"But I'm just so glad to see you." Dog Looking Up by Shutterstock

Crestfallen, for my 

Nose cannot fit more deeply

Inside your slip-on

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Sweet shoe dreams Sleep by Flickr Creative Commons

But I thought I heard

You say you didn't want that

Folder of receipts

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"Sorry?" A Cute Boxer Making a Funny Face by Shutterstock

You say the leash word

And I'm no longer obsessed

With sniffing cat butt 

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"Cat who?"Cute Scruffy Terrier Dog by Shutterstock

Just when you thought I

Could not sleep closer to you

You were wrong again 

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"See?" Westie Sleeping Next to Woman by Shutterstock

Does your dog write haiku? I think he does! Go ahead, give us a verse or two in the comments. Remember haiku poetry uses only seventeen syllables. Don't be shy! 

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