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What is your favorite haiku?

Asked by MindErrantry (821points) September 15th, 2009

Haiku are excellent at capturing a brief image or an entire idea quite pithily! Are there any you particularly care for? One of my two favorites concerns cats:

You must scratch me there!
Yes, above my tail! Behold,
elevator butt.

Quite succinct, I think. What is your favorite tidbit?

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gailcalled's avatar

Here are 111 from a previous fluther question. See “Siblings;” =====>

And another 36:

It’s a good idea
To use the search engine here;
Avoid repeating.

evegrimm's avatar

A few years back, there was an email forward that circulated with computer error messages in haiku. Here are a few of my favorites:

A file that big?
It might have been very useful.
But now it is gone.

First snow, then silence.
This thousand dollar screen dies
so beautifully.

Yesterday it worked
Today it is not working
Windows is like that.

rebbel's avatar

I’ve no idea
How to make a thing like that
It’s just syllables?

Frankie's avatar

One of my facebook friends who was in New York City posted this one as his status:

The belly button
of the world, it surrounds me-
I am only lint.

I thought it was pretty great.

brinibear's avatar

My favorite Haiku
Is the one that I’m writting
So just let me think

Grisaille's avatar

Haikus Are Easy
But Sometimes They Don’t Make Sense

MindErrantry's avatar

@gailcalled, I did search (as I always do when I ask a question I think may have already been asked), and saw both of those threads—I’m asking for haiku which aren’t necessarily fluther-related, hence why I thought a new thread was justified. But of course, some of those fluther-kus are wonderful too!

Zen's avatar

Haikus should be about
what they are about and
not just about the word count.

KatawaGrey's avatar

I think it would rock
if we spoke in just haikus.
It would get old fast.

gailcalled's avatar

The haiku about
That bloody icebox is here.
There and everywhere.

filmfann's avatar

On Fluther I see
Another brilliant question
That was asked before.

KatawaGrey's avatar

This happens often
But the opportunity
Is good for newbies

brinibear's avatar

Pop a squat, listen
Do you like green eggs and ham?
I think they’re nasty :(

Zen's avatar

@filmfann Bud, I gotta say this: I think your Haiku was probably the most brilliant answer to any thread I’ve read on any subject in the last month. Both because of the haiku but especially the tongue in cheek, faux self-deprecating humour. Subtle, yet strong. Poetic, yet with a message. Good show! I am standing and applauding the screen.

Smashley's avatar

The front page today
A terrible tragedy,
Man loses pants, life.

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