LeBron's Move In 9 Haikus

Jul 15, 2014

A haiku from Hialeah Haikus
Credit Hialeah Haikus / Courtesy

We read your haiku
about LeBron James leaving.
Thanks for the poems.

In 2010, WLRN and the Miami Herald collected poems to welcome the arrival of LeBron James to the Miami Heat. It's fitting to say goodbye to one of the Heat's celebrated players in verse again.

Fans from all over the Heat Nation shared their disappointment, their understanding and their (mostly) well wishes for James' new journey. Here are nine haikus that are our favorites.


Hot in the spotlight
Closet full of white wardrobe
Three brothers no more
Jeanie Bonner, Miami


Won Championships
Built a Lasting Dynasty
Its still Wade County
David Sanabria, Palm Beach Gardens


Dudes who live with mom
Dump on James for moving home
Que cara dura
Adrian Villaraos, Pinecrest


You left Miami
Your hair is leaving you too
Your head will be cold
Trevor Rasche, Hollywood


One thing's for sure, bro:
If he wins it in Cleveland
No more "casuelas".
Alex Fumero of Hialeah Haikus


Sunset, Miami
A single tear in Spo's eye
"You got this Chalmers"
Frederick Stringer, Washington, D.C.


Measuring a man
by collection of rings, When
he is so much more
Eric Katz, Miami


Hasta la vista?
We just said "bienvenido"
LeBron's amnesia
Mark Elman, Miami


The left hand giveth,
The right hand taketh away
… and dunketh elsewhere.
Jay Silver, Weston

You can still share your poetic goodbye to LeBron James through the Public Insight Network.