Monday, August 27, 2007

18. "Last" Haiku

A haiku about
another haiku alludes
to this last haiku


That's it. Until I write more haikus (or publish those that have been deemed to be unpublishable), there will be no more daily haiku. If you want more, let me know! I work best under pressure... ;-)

(#18 in the 5-7-5 Alive project.)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

17. Badass Haiku

I wrote a story
once, in good fun, just to watch
a character die


(#17 in the 5-7-5 Alive project.)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

16. Lonely Haiku

One lone tumbleweed
Drifting across nothingness
All alone and bare


I wrote this one in Junior High School!

(#16 in the 5-7-5 Alive project.)

Friday, August 24, 2007

15. Haikus Make Bad TV

My life could be a
Reality TV show
About shoes and booze


(#15 in the 5-7-5 Alive project.)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

14. Waffle Haiku

I had been taking
A waffle sabbatical.
Came back for whipped cream


(#14 in the 5-7-5 Alive project.)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

13. This Haiku Belongs on a T-Shirt

Haikus are quite short
Definitely not too long
To put on t-shirts


(#13 in the 5-7-5 Alive project.)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

12. Caution: Keep this haiku away from open flames

Polyester's back
Wrinkle-free pseudo-vintage
But still flammable!


(#12 in the 5-7-5 Alive project.)

Monday, August 20, 2007

11. Colorful Haiku

Orange is freaking rad
It goes with black, red, blue, pink
Rocks with all styles


(#11 in the 5-7-5 Alive project.)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

10. Happy to Haiku

They say the word “cool”
Never goes out of style
What about “happy”?


(#10 in the 5-7-5 Alive project.)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

9. Breakfast Haiku

My mom was in town
I took her out for breakfast
Waffles and OJ


(#9 in the 5-7-5 Alive project.)

Friday, August 17, 2007

8. Old Skool Haiku

I don’t play XBOX
I only play NES
All downhill from there


(#8 in the 5-7-5 Alive project.)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

7. Forgotten Haiku

Thinking in haiku
Can be a beautiful thing
If you have a pen


(#7 in the 5-7-5 Alive project.)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

6. emo haiku

I hang out at bars
Drink PBR for a buck
Stylishly depressed


(#6 in the 5-7-5 Alive project.)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

5. Haiku Lite

This is my diet:
Wake up, coffee, juice, bagel;
Night, burrito, beer


(#5 in the 5-7-5 Alive project.)

Monday, August 13, 2007

4. Sneaky 5-7-5

If you’re reading this
You might not have realized yet
That it’s a haiku


(#4 in the 5-7-5 Alive project.)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

3. This Haiku Has Growing Pains

When I was a kid
I thought 25 was old
I am still that kid


(#3 in the 5-7-5 Alive project.)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

2. Sad Haiku

I wished it was mine
Sweet old red motor scooter
Paid the rent instead


(#2 in the 5-7-5 Alive project.)

As I continue to post my haikus, I'll note that they will likely disappoint any haiku purists. My haikus are more like tiny, prescribed pieces of prose rather than those which fit within the ancient artform. That said, I am still having fun sticking with the American haiku convention, where it's all about the 5-7-5 and the plural of "haiku" is "haikus". Haiku purists, please forgive me.

Friday, August 10, 2007

5-7-5 Alive

I went through a phase about a year back where I would write a lot of haikus. I still love writing haikus, but lately I've been several syllables over. I figured I'd post one haiku from my collection every day or so until I a) run out, b) change my mind, c) forget my plan, or d) am forced to stop by a parade of rabid baboon-giraffe hybrids. You know, whatever happens first. In attempt to avoid my continued regurgitation of excess syllables, I present the first of my collection:

1. 50-50 Haiku

Half empty half full
This boy is the saddest boy
At happy hour


(Click here to view all haikus in this series.)