Saturday, January 7, 2012


For The Purple Treehouse haiku with a smile :)

This is the first time I will try to write some haiku/senryu with a smile or humour. Haiku and Senryu were always in the classical Japanese literature based on humour. So I have to try this. It will not be easy for me, because I am not such a guy with jokes and humour. I am a serious guy when it's about haiku (my passion), but ... well I never have run away for a challenge ... so let's go.

First I would like to give a haiku by Basho in which I think you can see humour:

ought one laugh or cry
when my Morning Glory
withers up

Credits: Morning Glory

Two by myself:

laugh at me
when I put my glasses on
I am an old man

such a hot day
my shadow needs to cool down
under the willow

Well ... I hope you did laugh :)



Maxwell Mead Williams Robinson Barry said...

refreshing Haiku, enjoyed the smile.

Teresa Marie said...

I think that you did an excellent job at being humorous!! I laughed anyway. Thanks for sharing. Grins, Terri

marit said...

excellent. haikus are much harder than most people give them credit for, and yours are great!

one of my favorite haikus:

Living in the town
One must have money even
To melt the snow down!
- Issa

Unknown said...

thank you for the smiles and visiting my blog

Pat-Mather Brown Gordon-ceton said...

very well done.

Shail said...

I love them both. :)