Why I Hate Haiku

If you have a copy of The Writer’s Jungle, you know I’m not particularly fond of haiku… to put it mildly (for the sake of the tender among us).

Maybe Japanese renders it comprehensible… will have to brush up on my kanji to find out, if I ever care enough.

Why English teachers of the world believe this is the best poetic form for kids is even more absurd than haiku itself! So imagine my delight when reading a friend’s blog this morning, I ran across this gem that sums it up perfectly.

It’s by the 9 year old daughter of an English professor:

Haiku is stupid.
It’s poetry for people
Who count on fingers.


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