One Word Haikus

Haikus are little three-line poems. The first lines has five syllables. The next line has seven, while the last lines reverts back to five.

See the following traditional haiku. It evokes clumsiness, mess, iredeemable loss, and hunger.


I dropped my soup bowl.
Soup went all over the floor.
I shall go hungry.


Sure, that’s brilliant but, in general, writing good poetry is hard. That’s why today’s aspiring poets are flocking to one-word haikus.

The following one-word haiku evokes tacos.




See great one-word haikus are easy. Give it a whirl. Please send me what you come up with.


– Paul De Lancey, The Comic Chef, Ph.D.

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2 thoughts on “One Word Haikus

  1. italiadiva



    =========== Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings. — Robert Benchley

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