Funny Haikus That Show How Great Things Come In Small Packages 

Mick Jacobs
Updated April 11, 2019 1.8k votes 521 voters 17.4k views 18 items

List Rules Vote up the 17 syllables that make you laugh.

While many poems beat around the bush for multiple stanzas, the funniest haikus on the internet get right to the point.

Relying on a mere 17 syllables to function, joke haikus require only a minimal amount of attention for a maximum amount of entertainment. For those who find Shakespeare too wordy or Thoreau too pretentious, punny haikus are the perfect mixture of artfulness and amusement. Thankfully, the internet has no shortage of funny poems, and that means more haikus than there are stanzas in The Divine Comedy

The subreddit r/Haikus offers a whole catalog for people to browse, and books such as Nerd Haiku show off clever ways to incorporate geek humor into the art form.

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A Couple Of Equations

The mathematician

Plotting his past relations

"ex" and "why" axis

- From Redditor /u/4apalehorse

Is this funny?
Some Dad Humor

I don't have any kids

But I like making dad jokes

I am a faux pa

- From Redditor /u/M16_EPIC

Is this funny?
Shedding Your Layers

I shed my old skin

It's not some deep metaphor

I just have sunburn

- From Redditor /u/Mr_Tengu

Is this funny?
An Overthrow

Japanese poets

Overthrowing government

Is this a hai-coup?

- From Redditor /u/Reasonably_Oblivious

Is this funny?