Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Caution: risque language included


a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.

A teacher required her young class to write haiku (what is the plural of haiku – is it haiku or haikus?). This was the response of one pupil:

Some more haiku . . .

I see you driving
Round town with the girl I love
And I'm like haiku.

Haikus are easy,
But sometimes they don't make sense

Anyone can write
a haiku just stop at the
seventeenth syllab

Not all haiku are
funny, some are quite profound
Like this, for instance . . .
(I wrote that one but none of the others)

Tittering monkey
In spring he climbs treetops
And thinks himself tall

Counting syllables
seventeen is not enough
eighteen would be bet

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