July 24, 2017

Screw you Haiku

On Mondays I like to allow myself a little more freedom from the discipline of the more structured writing schedule that I have set for myself and do something different.  I normally like to dabble with a variety of fiction pieces but Not on Monday, oh no

The challenge of packing emotive imagery into 17 syllables is quite a test, which is perhaps why they seem so daunting and often so very serious.  A limerick on the other hand is quite the opposite, filled with such joy and whimsy.

Today I shall attempt to write some haiku that are not serious at all serious.


 

Hot spicy curry

Arse like a Japanese flag

oh no not again


 

In the house naked

Wife and kids on vacation

Beer for breakfast


 

Leaving work in shame

Stomach flu going around

Gambled on a fart


 

Wife screams in horror

Dogs humping in the garden

Cover children’s eyes


 

Loud knock at the door

Dancing in the house naked

Police “Close curtains!”


 

Want to read more of my stuff?

https://afterwards.blog/2017/07/14/probing-a-cautionary-tale/

https://afterwards.blog/2017/07/03/first-blog-post/

https://afterwards.blog/2017/07/14/we-unlikely-few/

Join the conversation! 26 Comments

  1. Laughing out loud in the middle of the night at the Japanese flag! 😂😂😂

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  2. So funny! I loved these! and “Screw you Haiku” had me laughing before I even had the post displayed. Thanks for bringing a bit of joy into this house today!

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  3. Well I’m a grown man myself and I found this very funny!

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  4. Very funny! Always a pleasure to read.

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  5. Never gamble on a fart — all hell and a lot of other stuff will break loose 😀 Funny haiku poems — irreverent and hilarious. (PR)

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  6. Reblogged this on Cristian Mihai.

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  7. These were awesome.

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  8. Hell yeah!
    Feels good upon reading them 🙂
    I don’t take haiku in the traditional sense of the term seriously either :-0 it’s as if the were designed to be not serious whatsoever.
    Grab those 17 syllables and make let your imagination run wild.
    Keep up the good work!
    Checking out the second part.

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  9. […] Last Monday I explored the idea of the inappropriate Haiku which you can read here.  […]

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  10. Gambled on a Fart ha ha ha, my belly is aching

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  12. I love me some Limerick… Haiku are cool too… But Limerick is my space of write…

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  13. […] Want something different?  THIS is different and THIS is way different.  This is …well you probably shound’t read THIS… […]

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  14. […] These ones we kind of funny if you fancy more […]

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About Michael

Husband, dad,programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation.

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