Tag Archives: Haiku

A Haiku a Day

A Haiku a day

is too much for some people –

by just one Haiku.


“It’s so quiet here,

because we are all at home,

and our lives have changed.”

Not a Haiku

This is not a Haiku,

even though it does have

the word Haiku in its title,

and also in lines 1, 3,

8, and 9;

but, surely, you can see,

by its structure

that it is not a Haiku.

A Haiku is short –

much shorter than this poem –

and has fewer lines.

When a Haiku cries

When a Haiku cries

the world is a sadder place…

as all poets know.

As if a Haiku…

As if a Haiku…

with all its twists and its turns,

could not satisfy.

Take just one Haiku?

Take just one Haiku

into the shower with me?

You’re having a laugh!

Two thirds of a Hai / ku, could that be a Diku?

With just a first line

and a second, but no third.

Haiku of the Apocalypse

Just five minutes left

until the end of the world –

time for a Haiku?

That moment when a Haiku becomes a Deciku (5, 7, 5, – 5, 7, 5, – 5, 7, 5, 6)

Just when a Haiku

is getting into its stride

it comes to a halt!

Not the Haiku’s fault,

it’s just the way that it is –

too short by a mile.

Though, I have to smile,

when some clever poet-type,

ignores all the hype,

and adds another line.

Too Much Seriousness

Too much seriousness

for one haiku to contain –

if you know what I mean.