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Scientology / Won't save you from the traffic / Ask John Travolta

This afternoon, BART's Twitter challenged Metro Los Angeles to a digital poetry slam — "haikus only" — and after several prodding tweets, Metro obliged. (Previously)
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jun 25, 2016 - 69 comments

Haiku Decisis

Below you’ll find a haiku extracted from a random Supreme Court opinion.
posted by Confess, Fletch on Aug 22, 2014 - 52 comments

Plot Heroin Lynch / Exposure Tornado Drug / Body scanner Chan

NSA Haiku Generator - "Create a poem out of the NSA search terms that flag you as a potential terrorist!
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 3, 2013 - 30 comments

NASA wants your haiku

Can't get attention for your poetry here on Earth? Well ... [more inside]
posted by anothermug on May 4, 2013 - 25 comments

As a leftover, the soup was equally good without the croutons.

Times Haiku Not every haiku our computer finds is a good one. The algorithm discards some potential poems if they are awkwardly constructed and it does not scan articles covering sensitive topics. Furthermore, the machine has no aesthetic sense. It can't distinguish between an elegant verse and a plodding one. But, when it does stumble across something beautiful or funny or just a gem of a haiku, human journalists select it and post it on this blog.
posted by grateful on Apr 2, 2013 - 8 comments

Haboob blows through town/Brown dirt covers everything/Car washed yesterday

To raise awareness of the hazards of Haboobs, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) ran a “Haboob Haiku” challenge last week, soliciting the 5-7-5 syllable poems from residents via social media. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jun 18, 2012 - 56 comments

The NYDOT Presents: Curbside Haiku

Safety Warning Signs
Sprout From NYC Street Poles
It's Curbside Haiku!
[more inside]
posted by zarq on Nov 30, 2011 - 43 comments

But it is doing / so on its own timetable, / a slow timetable.

HaikuLeaks Cable is poetry 65 haikus in 1830 cables [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Dec 28, 2010 - 13 comments

I always knew I would never get away with it

The time I fought Matsuo Basho
posted by randomyahoo on Sep 16, 2010 - 9 comments

Haiku Quest an indie RPG featuring haiku poetry and Christopher Walken

Haiku Quest is an indie rpg featuring voiceover from Christopher Walken. Yes, really. (windows only) [more inside]
posted by juv3nal on Aug 30, 2010 - 31 comments

Haik U Glenn Beck!

Hundreds of haiku about Glenn Beck. Some done by people you may know.
posted by gman on Apr 8, 2010 - 42 comments

Civilization - I destroy it to feel like - I'm a part of you

Godzilla Haiku. That is all.
posted by dobie on Mar 4, 2010 - 37 comments

Haikea, Poetry for the Furniture of Melancholy

Haiku + IKEA
posted by punkbitch on Feb 13, 2010 - 46 comments

At least it wasn't ritual disemvoweling

"Financial crisis
Stalled too many customers
CEO no more."

Sun Microsystems chief executive Jonathan Schwartz resigns via twitter haiku.
posted by Artw on Feb 4, 2010 - 62 comments

Haiku Finder

words that seem boring
will become much more worthwhile
when viewed through this lens.
[via mefi projects]
posted by mdn on Sep 16, 2009 - 66 comments

Chrome megaphone barks / Autumn presents First Alpha / The Spring of Haiku

BeOS has been reborn a number of times, often without significant success but things are looking up. Starting in 1991 with the production of an all-in-one hardware/software home multimedia computer (the BeBox, the first of which was available to the public in 1994), the possible purchase by Apple was at the height of success for BeOS (instead Apple chose to buy NeXT in 1996), and the low point of being when BeOS was bought by Palm for $11 million in 2001, where it became part of the Palm OS Cobalt that nobody wanted. In 2002, news of BeOS' rebirth as yellowTAB came out, with another shift as yellowTAB became magnussoft ZETA, which finally folded in 2007, as their figures were far below expectations. From here, fans and enthusiasts took over, with a number of attempts to re-create BeOS from scratch. Most failed, but Haiku (previously) has survived, and today they announced that the first alpha version of the Haiku operating system is available for download (direct download or through torrent), and a preliminary review sounds positive. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 14, 2009 - 59 comments

Short Versions

Dissertation Haiku
posted by Miko on Aug 18, 2009 - 34 comments

haiku falls in place

BeOS is back! Immortalised by Neal Stephenson as the Batmobile of operating systems, it's been reincarnated as Haiku :P
posted by kliuless on Feb 11, 2009 - 57 comments

(Somewhat) Daily Meditations

Indecent Haiku is a selection of urban-themed musings in 5-7-5 haiku format. Previously.
posted by Joey Michaels on Jan 14, 2009 - 23 comments

Location-specific haiku

Location-specific haiku
posted by harhailla.harhaluuossa on Oct 14, 2008 - 23 comments

Haiku + Movie = Haikuvie

Lumbergh and the Bobs
bring layoffs and misery
white collars, dark times

- An excerpt from the "Office Space" Haikuvie. What's a Haikuvie? A Haikuvie takes a movie and sums it up in 7 haiku. It is an attempt to capture the essence of the film and mix in bits of commentary and humor along the way. Warning: Haikuvies contain spoilers (if you haven't seen the movies).
posted by amyms on Mar 11, 2008 - 17 comments

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

This year's winners of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival's annual haiku contest were recently announced.
posted by blue shadows on Mar 7, 2008 - 10 comments

Don't make him angry.

Bill Bixby haiku from 1994. [via]
posted by GrammarMoses on Dec 30, 2007 - 15 comments

Random Haiku

Intimate in bed
Adoptive iterative
Develop in bed!


Hello my marbles
You have no chance to marble
Make your undoing!
posted by pedantic on Nov 29, 2007 - 68 comments


Twitterku features haiku made out of public updates on Twitter. Sometimes they’re existential. Sometimes they’re vaguely dirty. Actually they’re mostly just existential and vaguely dirty.
posted by tepidmonkey on Nov 1, 2007 - 46 comments


From the Sarcasm Society
posted by misha on Aug 21, 2007 - 57 comments

a place to watch

Horses eat a lot / prances in the lovely field / They are beautiful.
Pandas eat bamboo / All pandas live in Japan / Pandas are harmless.
CAT'S sit and lay down / CAT's are big and fluffy / My cat is a Maine coon / I'm chasing my cat.

The assorted haiku of Bloomfield Elementary School in Skowhegan, Maine.
posted by four panels on Feb 10, 2007 - 34 comments


Haiku Circus. Red autumn leaves blow./The monkey looks for laughs and/Finds Haiku Circus.
posted by John of Michigan on Oct 12, 2006 - 31 comments

New Yorker in Haiku

New Yorker in Haiku. Every week.
posted by mabelstreet on Sep 17, 2006 - 18 comments

You got poetry in my science fiction!

The nature of science fiction poetry is the subject of vigorous debate even among its own practitioners. Nonetheless, it has its own annual awards, the Rhyslings. What wins? The first victor in 1978 was Gene Wolfe's The Computer Iterates the Greater Trumps, while Tim Pratt's Soul Searching was the most recent winner. Bruce Boston, Robert Frazier, and Andrew Joron are generally considered the masters of the field. Many more poems here, as well as an in-depth bibliography, and, of course, the periodic table of science fiction haikus about the elements. Don't like science fiction? Cowboy poetry is also a thriving genre.
posted by blahblahblah on Apr 19, 2006 - 17 comments

Into Every Malformed URL A Little Haiku Must Fall

File Not Found Philosophical Haiku
The Motley Fool site
Offers quiet Haiku, for
others' "File Not Found."
posted by mmahaffie on Nov 4, 2005 - 16 comments

Red Wine Haiku

Do you like claret? Wine reviewer writes haiku. (More fun than Parker.)
posted by Vidiot on Sep 26, 2005 - 9 comments


Calculator Haiku
posted by Speck on Jul 23, 2005 - 9 comments

Haiku day, for those outside of the US.

metafilter: haiku
happy haiku day, asshats
this haiku vibrates

posted by soplerfo on Jul 5, 2005 - 94 comments

Happy World Centennial Haiku Day!

Today is World Centennial Haiku Day 05/07/05
Rejoice good citizens, today is Haiku Day.
We're all well familiar with rape haiku (and grape haiku from the Mefi thread) but did you know about Scifaiku (science fiction haiku)?
Unless you don't follow the Gregorian Calendar, such as those following the Hebrew, Persian, Islamic , Chinese, or Hindu calendars. To them its just another day, I guess.
posted by fenriq on May 7, 2005 - 31 comments

Grape Haiku

Grape Haiku
posted by mr_crash_davis on Nov 6, 2004 - 32 comments

the haiku postcard foundation owns you

The Haiku Postcard Foundation exhibits a collection of anonymous hand-created postcards sent in from people around the world. It boasts a long and varied history and many interesting submissions.
posted by keef on Mar 24, 2004 - 4 comments

Haiku. About mullets. Oh, and there's beer, too.

Mullet haiku, brought to you from the fine folks at the Beer Church (The Largest Unorganized Religion in the World!)
It's Two! Two! Two links in one!
posted by yhbc on Oct 14, 2003 - 2 comments

Seventeen Syllables of TERROR!

Big Monsters, Little Poems. "Last night I dreamed I / Destroyed New York City in / My Maidenform Bra"
"Twin six-inch singers / Banshees, worse than the monsters / Mercy, make them stop!"
...and dozens more haiku monster movie reviews, promoting a forthcoming indie PC game.
posted by arto on Jul 24, 2003 - 2 comments

haiku poem about cars and traffic

Honku : haiku poems about cars and traffic (from NPR)
posted by ColdChef on Jul 17, 2003 - 19 comments

The new haiku

Length of the New Harry Potter got you down? Try these. Maybe you'd like to try tell a complete story in exactly 55 words?
posted by drezdn on Jun 20, 2003 - 11 comments

Periodic Table of Haiku

Periodic Table of Haiku
posted by blue_beetle on Mar 16, 2003 - 7 comments

I'm waiting for the pancake competition

Although the haiku as meme has fallen on hard times here at MeFi, there are still some practioners lurking about in the wilderness, no doubt. If you still feel the urge to get freaky with the 5-7-5, and you think you've got what it takes, you might want to try your hand at competitive haiku over at The Guardian, where quality haikuing will score you 20 lbs worth of Penguin Books. Damn, that's a lot of paperbacks!
posted by jonson on Feb 24, 2003 - 30 comments


Tired of haikus? Then it might be time for tanka. Older than haikus, tanka is 31 syllables divided into lines of 5-7-5-7-7. There's been a World Tanka Competition (mostly in Japanese, but the poems are translated into English) and a modern tanka poet, Machi Tawara, has had her work turned into movies, television shows, and a musical revue. All that's needed now is to make it popular in the English-speaking world...
posted by Katemonkey on Dec 31, 2002 - 5 comments

First there was Haiku. Then came Christmas Haiku, Suburban Haiku, Gangster Haiku, Dog Haiku, and...Leprosy Haiku?
posted by nick.a on Oct 8, 2002 - 20 comments

Masaoka Shiki,

Masaoka Shiki, the Japanese poet who revived the haiku, died one hundred years ago today, at the age of 34.
posted by Silune on Sep 19, 2002 - 21 comments

Headline Haikus....

Headline Haikus.... Headlines as Haikus / Written by a computer / Robert Frost's corpse spins
posted by gsteff on Sep 2, 2002 - 8 comments

A new use for haiku!

A new use for haiku! Ancient Japanese art as spam filter? Habeas seems to think so. Come on kids, let the sorry attempts at poetry begin!
posted by krunk on Aug 20, 2002 - 28 comments

Buy wadded paper
from very famous artist
and then you like it

Buy wadded paper
from very famous artist
and then you like it

posted by quonsar on May 20, 2002 - 8 comments

Lehrer's On the Line

Lehrer's On the Line
Satirical Haiku Jam
First Annual. (stream)
posted by andrewraff on May 2, 2002 - 2 comments

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