5 Free, Funny(ish) Thanksgiving Haikus

Most people know that haikus are Japanese poems that consist of a series of three phrases arranged in a pattern of five, seven and five syllables, respectively – but fewer people are familiar with Thanksgiving haikus.

The phrase itself – Thanksgiving haiku – represents a key element of the traditional art: juxtaposing two ideas that normally would not go together. Add a reference to the season (inherent in the word Thanksgiving, anyway) and you’ve got the perfect recipe for an authentic haiku.

Here are a few more, just for you, to share with your friends and family this Thanksgiving:

1. Combo Meal 

Turkey and stuffing
tastes way better with gravy.
That’s just common sense.

2. Curmudgeon 

Don’t jinx Thanksgiving –
Let grandpa have the clicker.
You’ll be happier.

3. Medicine Woman 

Aunt Dee’s “medicine”
is in fact high-test whiskey.
She’s got mad dance moves.

4. Go Long, Slowly

Playing touch football
is a lot harder to do
on a full stomach.

5. Guestroom Coat Pile

Eating lots of food
and passing out somewhere warm:
Thanksgiving heaven.

We hope these gave you a little smile, and that you have a whole lot more reasons to smile during your Thanksgiving holiday.
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