Creative Challenge #28: Haiku Writing

Your Curmudgeon presents you with another creative challenge. This one was inspired by some recent comments to an earlier post.

According to Wikipedia, the traditional Haiku consists of 17 syllables in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively. In English, a haiku is written in three lines, each with the appropriate number of syllables. The fundamental aesthetic quality is that a haiku is internally sufficient, independent of context, and will bear consideration as a complete work.

Today’s challenge is that you must compose your own haiku in traditional form, with the proper number of syllables in each line. Additionally — and this is very important — your haiku should be related to the subject of creationism. Here’s a sample we composed for illustrative purposes: The syllable count is close enough:

A creationist
In the presence of scientists
Vomit everywhere

You know the rules: You may enter the contest as many times as you wish, but you must avoid profanity, vulgarity, childish anatomical analogies, etc. Also, avoid slanderous statements about individuals. Feel free to comment on the entries submitted by others — with praise, criticism, or whatever — but you must do so tastefully.

There may not be a winner of this contest, but if there is, your Curmudgeon will decide, and whenever we get around to it we’ll announce who the winner is. There is no tangible prize — as always in life’s great challenges, the accomplishment is its own reward. We now throw open the comments section, dear reader. Go for it!

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30 responses to “Creative Challenge #28: Haiku Writing

  1. Creationism.
    I do not understand it.
    Silliness galore.

  2. Scientists are all
    Frauds, liars, incompetents.
    — Sent on my iPhone

  3. Never evidence?
    Not even theory!
    Creationism.

  4. Creationion rules
    Evolutionism sucks
    Send Ken Ham your bucks

  5. Luskin-shaped crater
    By Annie in green-screen ‘lab’
    Can never be filled.

  6. Five syllables — good
    Now seven — no more no less
    Otherwise tough luck

  7. Planet’s not special.
    Possessing Olivia,
    Mega’s privileged.

  8. Olivia flees
    Megalonyx embarrassed
    The Curmudgeon laughs

  9. Life is not made by
    Tornado in a junkyard.
    Ergo: Goddidit.

  10. Creationism.
    An Epistemology,
    Of Droolology.

  11. Klinghoffer proclaims
    “I ain’t no kin to monkeys”
    And flings poo from cage.

  12. Thirty bucks to see
    Ham’s Creation Museum;
    Prepare to be fleeced.

  13. A [edited out]
    on the [edited out] to
    [beep, beep, boop] the ark!

  14. From whence comes all life?
    Creationists claim: from Oog-
    Gity-Boogity.

  15. Hambo builds an ark
    But it doesn’t even float
    Creationists thrilled

  16. May I suggest a minor substitution in that last line? Viz:

    Creationists thrilled drowned

    Or is that just wishful thinking on my part?

  17. You think Bible true?
    …I can sell you Brooklyn Bridge
    Very cheap: ten bucks!

  18. Charles Deetz ;)

    A lying Hambo
    with cognitive dissonance
    on a sinking boat

  19. Simpletons believe
    Intelligent designer
    Explains everything

  20. Creationism?
    Our Sensuous Curmudgeon
    Refuter in chief

  21. God Caused Everything
    Where Did Your God Come From?
    An Unfair Question

  22. michaelfugate

    the image of god
    man sans common ancestry
    apologetics

  23. God created all
    How do I know this for sure?
    My bible says so.

  24. One decade ago
    Kitzmiller versus Dover
    Still they don’t get it

  25. Creationism
    and intelligent design
    Are wishful thinking

  26. I’m on a roll. This is fun!

    Supernatural
    causes are untestable
    Therefore not science

  27. Who needs evidence?
    Who needs naturalism?
    Credo consolans

  28. You’re an adult in
    The twenty-first century
    So please act like one.

  29. Ham is 64
    in YEC counting he’s
    less than one hour old.

  30. winewithcats

    Glorify the LORD
    all creation, save fossils
    Devil in details