Five syllables
Next line: seven syllables
Five syllables

There are some other rules too, but I'm ignoring them. :-)


Seem odd because they can't see
The trees for the wood

Haiku Series: From a London Bus

This is what happens
When I spend my bus journey
Composing haiku

​You don't often see
A bull in a china shop
Ordering spring rolls

Eavesdrop on buses
Poetry manuals suggest
But no-one's talking

​Hands-free mobile plus:
You can now get away with
Talking to yourself

If The Jam had sung
'In the City of London'
A thousand things crashed

Book Reviews as Haiku

Essential reading
Communist Manifesto
A work of great class

Arguments Yard by
Attila the Stockbroker
A life of ranting

The Establishment 
A leftwards look into the
Overton Window

Ashcroft's Call Me Dave
Sold 'cause its protagonist
Knobbed a dead pig's face

Dying to be Slim
A full-fat fantasy by
Abby Beverley


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