Fighting Hunger With Holiday Haikus

by Josh Hanagarne on December 12, 2013

in Uncategorized

Hi all,

Today is the launch of Penguin Random House’s Holiday Haiku campaign. If you tweet a short haiku on Twitter and use the hashtag #HolidayHaiku, PRH will donate one dollar (up to $2000)  to City Harvest, an organization dedicated to feeding the hungry in New York during the holidays. Read more here.

If you’re going to do a haiku, here’s the format: three lines, with five syllables in line one, seven syllables in line two, and five syllables in line three. Simple enough. OR IS IT???

I was asked to write a haiku about a very short romance. Here goes, but I’m no poet, so be gentle.

Snowflakes on her book

I read over her shoulder

Laughed at the same time

Give it a shot! Put your poem in the comments if you’re feeling sassy!


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Scott December 12, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Nicely done. Alright, since I have no theme at hand, I’ll try a very short romance haiku as well.

Eyes meet through the glass

Twinkle, speak silently, but…

The train rolls away.


Jack M December 13, 2013 at 7:37 am

Hardly any leaves
Branches quiver in the wind
White powder blankets


Don December 13, 2013 at 7:41 am

My Dogs

Milo and Cassie,
Brother and sister they are.
Why does he hump her?



Tracy December 13, 2013 at 8:08 am

Tweeted to @PrinceWMLibrary:

I should wrap presents.
The stack of books calls my name.
Holiday tasks wait.


Siri December 13, 2013 at 8:19 am

Made this haiku when I was in elementary school.

Isn’t it funny
How hungry bears like honey
It’s just like money


Jade Walker December 13, 2013 at 10:31 am

Write poetry and help others? I’m in.

Simply cannot sleep
Waiting, waiting for Santa
Is it morning yet?


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