Meme: Christian Haiku

Haiku is a minimalist form of poetry. There aren’t many rules or definite styles. Read more here if you’d like:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku_in_English

The rules of the meme are to make up some three line Christian Haiku poems. Then nominate as many people as you’d like.

My favorite is where there is some sort of paradox, or opposites, or a surprise on the third line. Some bad grammar may help it sound more authentic.

Here are my Haikus. They aren’t very good but at least they’re relatively easy.

Evil farmers kill owner’s son
Pharisees say, farmers bad
Pharisees realize, farmers are us!

We can do everything through God, yay!
What is everything?
Contentment when poor

This world is upside down
Kingdom of heaven is rightside up
Let renewed mind think up more

Suffering suffering more and more
Oh my God
I can’t get enough of you

Complementarianism the new apartheid?
The Kingdom of God is a democracy
They reasoned

The Bible is my creed
Just me and my Bible
May be right, may be wrong

Humiliated on a cross
Victorious
Makes spectacle of evil ones

Bible book paper ink
living active sharp sword
unlimited edition

Study Bible
all your life
tip of iceberg

I write Haiku
you don’t like
I hear violins
woe is me violin

Theologer has a Haiku here. I would like to nominate him, Peter Lopez and Bitsy. I don’t want to saddle too many people with this but please nominate as many as you want and for anyone who isn’t nominated, please feel free to participate. I would love to read all of yours.

I may come up with more in the future.

9 Responses to “Meme: Christian Haiku”


  1. 1 Jason

    The last stanza (is that right?) is great!

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    Thanks. I think it would be the last poem. They’re all separate. I don’t know if everyone will get that but I’m glad someone did.

    Feel free to join in.
    Jeff

  3. 3 rogermugs

    you should check out tanka too… similar but funnier.

  4. 4 rogermugs

    p.s. i took up the meme

  5. 5 Derek Ashton

    Jeff,

    Good haikus
    Biblical poems
    Inspiring

  6. 6 Scripture Zealot

    Thank you
    appreciate always
    comments of Derek

  7. 7 Peter M. Lopez

    I was out of town this weekend, but I will get to it, my friend.

  8. 8 Scripture Zealot

    I’m looking forward to it.
    Jeff

  9. 9 Bitsy Griffin

    I was slow! busy busy week, but mine are up for the world to mmmmmmmm view 😉

    I did a second round this morning even.

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