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Haiku from Hell

  1. The haiku from hell
    Needs, as its inspiration
    Danté not Basho
  2. The haiku from hell
    Seven deadly sinables
    - Still ten more to go!
  3. The haiku from hell
    Invade poets' minds after
    Bashover the head
  4. The haiku from hell
    Follow the path of the frog
    Downward to darkness
  5. The haiku from hell
    Frog leaps in pond.  Molten lead!
    Splat ... sizzle ... sizzle
  6. The haiku from hell
    Eye of newt and toe of frog
    Old pond's dismembered
  7. The haiku from hell
    All those nice Basho Street Kids
    - Turned into kebabs
  8. The haiku from hell
    Eternal - never-ending
    - Now go to line one!
  9. The haiku from hell
    Transmits its simple message
    Drowning not waving
  10. The haiku from hell
    Not seventeen syllables
    - Sixteen blanks between
  11. The haiku from hell
    - The nothing that is not there
    Or nothing that is?
  12. The haiku from hell
    Eternal fires burn brightly
    - Unmetered supply?
  13. The haiku from hell
    - It's very hard to fit in
    Mephistopheles
  14. The haiku from hell
    Are written up on hoardings
    - On the primrose path
  15. The devil’s haiku
    Never underestimate
    The devil's IQ
  16. The real haiku from hell
    Is not five seven five
    It is 6, 6 and 6!
  17. The haiku from hell
    Last testament of the damned
    The rest is silence

A frog just sitting;
That haiku on molten lead,
Discourages leaps.


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