October 8, 2002
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First there was Haiku. Then came Christmas Haiku, Suburban Haiku, Gangster Haiku, Dog Haiku, and...Leprosy Haiku?
posted by nick.a (20 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
they have haikus on the internet now?!
posted by cadastral at 6:44 PM on October 8, 2002

"In winter we play
Hockey except when there's a
Face off on the ice."

Most bizarre:
"Breeze over the lake
See the ducks flutter and splash
Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate! Hate!"

Ducks? Breeze? Splash? What the heck does that have to do with leprosy?

Speaking of which...anytime there is any reference to leprosy, does anyone besides me flash-back to Thomas Covenant, Ur-Lord, Unbeliever, & White Gold Wielder? Hellfire...
posted by davidmsc at 7:37 PM on October 8, 2002

Haiku! Depth is only a suggestion.
posted by SimStupid at 7:46 PM on October 8, 2002

nick.a has posted
leprosy is poetry?
I fall to pieces
posted by trondant at 11:08 PM on October 8, 2002

oh god i'm sorry
it was meant to be a joke
just pulling your leg
posted by stinglessbee at 11:25 PM on October 8, 2002

Oh, this has long been one of my favourites. I remember finding the Leprosy Haiku back in '94 or '95 and thinking god, there's some funny shit on the net. My first foray into forwarding a website, I believe. What a trip down memory lane!

i look in your eyes
brilliant in the pale moonlight
here's one of them back.
posted by evixir at 11:47 PM on October 8, 2002

Don't forget the Haiku Postcard Foundation. I've thought about giving this a link on the front page.
posted by keef at 12:00 AM on October 9, 2002


Thomas Covenant
the Unbeliever, Ur-Lord
and White Gold Wielder

does anyone besides me flash-back...? I do!
posted by taz at 1:20 AM on October 9, 2002

Beer haiku.
posted by sixpack at 9:11 AM on October 9, 2002

We are writing haiku for peace at dayku. Please join us.
posted by sudama at 9:11 AM on October 9, 2002

Unbelieving is
a useful trait, in times of
media glamours.
posted by walrus at 9:12 AM on October 9, 2002

And then came haiku
for terminally lazy
posters on Mefi
posted by Arqa at 9:32 AM on October 9, 2002

the quest for haiku contiunes.
posted by car_bomb at 9:42 AM on October 9, 2002

My favorite haiku (name can be changed):

John Denver is dead.
dead, dead, dead, dead, dead, dead, dead.
John Denver is dead.

Also see Frida Kahlo haiku:

I don't believe you.
I will not look behind me.
There is no monkey.
posted by sparky at 10:11 AM on October 9, 2002

How can one forget
Haiku about Mr. T?
(Really senryu)

For the sticklers and the curious, haiku are more than just 5-7-5 metered poems; they have certain content including seasonal words. The other 5-7-5 metered poem type is the senryu. Anyone into writing these kinds of poems might want to check out online renga, which evolved into haiku with Basho’s help, and which were originally written extemporaneously by two court poets in a dueling banjos style.
posted by win_k at 10:49 AM on October 9, 2002

mid-summer luau
she tripped, it fell in the fire
buttock tastes like SPAM

yes folks, it's cross-over haiku
posted by stinglessbee at 4:02 PM on October 9, 2002

i've recently learned a bit about "honku" which started as way to cope with excessive honking in the city of new york. and just recently, while walking my dog, i happened upon a "pooku" posted on a tree that was a melancholy ode to dog poop on our streets. it was pretty good as i recall.
posted by henriettachicken at 9:58 PM on October 9, 2002

taz: Wow! Thanks for pointing out my inadvertent (albeit plagiarized) haiku!
posted by davidmsc at 5:24 PM on October 10, 2002

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