How would you describe your life with a haiku?

Firstly I was born

Then oh my god what the fuck

Now I just get by



A haiku in English is a very short poem in the English language, following to a greater or lesser extent the form and style of the Japanese haiku. A typical haiku is a three-line observation about a fleeting moment involving nature.

The first haiku written in English date from the early 20th century, influenced by English translations of traditional Japanese haiku, and the form has grown in popularity ever since. Many well-known English-language poets have written some haiku, though—perhaps because of their brevity—they are not often considered an important part of their work. Haiku has also proven popular in English-language schools as a way to encourage the appreciation and writing of poetry.


River Tam is cute

So I pull down her panties

And fuck her ass raw



I wake up each day

Work, Eat, and take one good shit

Then go back to bed.



Company bought out

Much training is required

Sucks to start over



Almost aborted

Unwanted kid adopted

Thinks he's an artist



How would you describe your life with a haiku?


Haiku from professionals

Snow in my shoe
Sparrow's nest

— Jack Kerouac, collected in Book of Haikus, 2003