Every now and then I get the urge to write haikus. Sure, they're not necessarily about nature as haikus were originally meant to be written, but I still think they're applicable to any subject. The syllabication rules are just a way to provide the writer focus on what he's trying to say without too much window dressing.


Mysterious world

Math defines the universe

God does not play dice

Lights flash through the smoke

People huddled in the dark

Let the music play.

Muted radiance

Shadows fall across the room

Candlelight dinner

Smoldering embers

Gray flecks falling down like snow

Lighted cigarette


I had always thought

But refused to believe it

What do I do now?

Rushing down the tracks

Crammed in the train like sardines

With chittering apes