The Poetry of Home: Unexpected Haikus from a Property Manager

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Adam on Sep 1, 2021

The Poetry of Home

You own a home.
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Belong believes there are two kinds of domestic bliss: of course there’s the emotional relationship that develops between two people who live together and love each other.  At the same time, there’s the bond that develops between people and the home they live in.


It’s a beautiful thing, the way people respond when they’ve found a place to call home; it inspires a sense of comfort, of joy, even of romance.  A palette of emotions that is maybe best expressed poetically. 


Which is why Belong has commissioned award-winning poet Sarah T. Jewell to write a series of haikus that capture – in the prescribed 5-7-5 syllable count – the range of emotions we feel when we are safe at home. 

First Sounds


Before the sofa 

arrives, savor the echoes

inside your new walls.

A Sunny View


Sit by the window,

soak in the sunlight and know

your jade plants will thrive.

Pop the Cork


Empty cabinets?

Fill them with new champagne flutes-

celebrate your space.

Feng Shui


Hammer a horseshoe

over the door — good luck will

come and stick around.

You own a home.

We have someone to ❤️  it.

The editor-in-chief of Belong’s blog, marketing guru Adam Hanft, was so inspired by Sarah’s work that he was moved to write some haikus of his own.


To the Rescue


Sing a song of praise

My property manager

Light in the darkness



At Last


Front door opens wide

The world outside vanishes

The stillness grips you


Feel inspired to write a haiku of your own? Tweet us, or reach out on Facebook!

About the author

Adam Hanft

Editor in Chief

Adam is a futurist - co-author of "Dictionary of the Future" - brand strategist, public-company board member, former comedy-writer (but he hasn't stopped being vaguely amusing), and an investor in Belong.