Funny Haiku Poems

The first of the funny haiku poems starts with the seasonal rule, and then veers off to a less serious conclusion, all in the brief Haiuk format. 

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As the birds fly south
I make reservations to
go to Florida.

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Funny Haiku Poem #2

Yes, the world is vast and wide, and there is so much to explore...but the conclusion of this funny Haiku is down to earth, yet definitely NOT profound.

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World is vast and wide.
So much out there to explore.
Right now, let's eat lunch.

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Note: It also helps with the humor to sound more Japanese by writing without an article -- "article" being the words "a" or "the." This makes the Haiku a parody, meaning that is sounds like a Haiku, but is funny (hopefully) instead of serious, as is the intent of Japanese Haiku.

Funny Haiku Poem #3

Once again, the next poem starts profound and gives a punch straight back to earth...where it's a good time to take a nap!

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Only so many
Hours. And so much to get done.
I'd rather take nap.

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Funny Haiku Poem #4 

Once again, this Haiku gives some unexpected advice. Expand your mind and get to work. The conclusion is below.

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Expand your mind. Get
to work. Better yet, put your
feet up. Watch TV.

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Funny Haiku Example #5

The next haiku gives some less-than profound advice, probably for your mom. It almost sounds like a TV ad.

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Company coming?
And your house is a big mess?
Just put on lipstick.

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Funny haiku poems are a hybrid. The original intention of this poetry form is to be profound or, at the very least, serious. In a way, that's what helps create the humor in the poems on this page. They start out sounding thoughtful and esoteric (understood by few), but end with a jolt that, with some luck, you found to be humorous. 

Haiku are fun, even when they're not funny. Try writing your own funny haiku poems, or even some serious poems. Once again, the rules are simple: three lines of 5-7-5 syllables each. The form is restrictive, but you can have a lot of fun within it.

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Rules for Writing Haiku
How to Write a Haiku

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