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This is not a Haiku

This is not a Haiku;

it has too many syllables,

and doesn’t rhyme at all;

then there is the matter of the long fourth line,

and the short fifth.

This is not a Haiku;

and anybody who says it is…

… see above.

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.

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

With just a first line

and a second, but no third.

I am ‘no’ Haiku

I am ‘no’ Haiku

I am no Haiku;

I might look like one,

but I assure you, I’m not.

My Vegan Couplet (because Haikus are ‘so’ long-winded).

My Vegan Couplet (because Haikus are ‘so’ long-winded).

For plant-based food, that hits the spot,

try Kind in Looe, you’ll like what they’ve got.

Upon The Haiku

Upon The Haiku

A Haiku is a funny thing;

with its syllable count

and its three lines

of poetry

sticking to a strict format.

Not a Haiku

Not a Haiku

Not a Haiku;


because it has

too many syllables,

too many lines

and too many ‘too manys!’

A Lune Poem (courtesy of Robbie Yates)

A Lune Poem (courtesy of Robbie Yates) and having 5-3-5 syllables)

A Lune Poem is…

very short,

very short indeed.

Not a Haiku!


Not-a-haiku (5-5-9)

You can’t understand
The prospect of land
When you’ve been all at sea for so long.

I could lend a hand
With projects you planned
If, one day, your life-raft reaches me.

As time you have spanned
Made your body so tanned
And, you, a stranger in your outlook.

And when you are scanned
In constant demand
Will you still be the same as you were?

Or will you just fade
In the leafy glade
Where all the branch-falls end as worm-food

When all is said, done;
Is victory won;
Or is just participation all?


Five, five, nine your syllables, with nineteen lines, this being the last one of them.