Werewolf Haiku

Werewolf Haiku

According to Japan, a haiku is a Japanese poem, consisting of 17 moras (syllables, for all of you with a G.E.D.). This poetry is done in 5, 7 and 5 moras, respectively. (The only classical poetry I know is of the “Girl from Nantucket series.”)

Imagine how cool it would be to apply this worded art form to, say, vampires, zombies and werewolves. Well, hey – you don’t have to, as all three have already been done. Conceived and written by Ryan Mecum, a self-professed werewolf fan (zombies and vampires, too) and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in English Literature.

I love it when smart guys turn out to be smart asses.

Here’s a sample from Werewolf Haikus (now available at Amazon.com by clicking HERE)…

My hairbrush is gross
filled with knots of hair and twigs
and maybe some veins

If you think tacos
are hard for you to digest
try passing chipmunks

The “Three Pigs” story–
a wolf screaming, “Let me in!”
Seems applicable

Brilliant. And that’s just to heat up the meal. You can get all three of Mecum’s books for $9.99 each.

Zombie & Vampire Haiku

While I wait for you to go buy ’em, here’s a few more bits, both from Mecum’s Zombie Haiku and Vampire Haiku books…

You are so lucky
that I cannot remember
how to use door knobs

Different blood types
each have a unique flavor
I’m a fan of O

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