Funny Haiku Poems
Funny haiku poems are a hybrid. The original intention of this poetry form was to be profound or, at the very least, serious. In a way, that's what helps create the humor in the following poems. They start out sounding thoughtful and esoteric (understood by few), but end with a jolt that, with some luck, you'll find humorous. With this in mind, please enjoy the following poems.
The form of the haiku is simple. It consists of three lines of alternating 5-7-5 syllables. The form is restrictive, but you can have a lot of fun within it, (at least, speaking for myself.)
The first funny haiku poem starts with the seasonal rule.
As the birds fly south
Did I mention that I'm Jewish (and not Japanese)? Did you know that the stereotype of Jews forever feeling guilt is born in reality? This has absolutely nothing to do with the rules of writing haiku, but it is funny. The next poem deals with this serious theme in a not-so-serious way.
Lot's of guilt to share.
(may be replaced with "Catholic" if pronounced "Cath-lic" to preserve the five-syllable count of line three.)
Once again, the next funny haiku poem starts profound and gives a punch straight back to earth.
World is vast and wide.
Note: It also helps with the humor to sound more Japanese by writing without an article -- "article" being the words "a" or "the."
The following two poems have a similar pattern to the haiku poem directly above.
Only so many
Expand your mind. Get
The next haiku gives some profound advice. It almost sounds like a TV ad.
(Works for me. No point in the house AND me both looking like a disaster.)
And speaking of advice . . .
Ask for opinions.
This haiku poem explores deep thoughts and gives some more advice.
Is everything wrong?
And speaking of shrinks . . .
How many light bulbs
Well, it looks like nine is the lucky number, unless I think of more and return to update some time in the future. If you've enjoyed these funny haikus, and you're hungering for more, take heart, there are many more haiku pages to explore.