What is a lifeku?

A lifeku is a haiku about daily life. For those who are unfamiliar with haiku, it is a form of Japanese poetry usually about nature, "profound," and formatted in 3 lines of 5 syllables, 7 syllables, and 5 syllables. Feel free to check out some famous haikus if you still don't get it.

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Wednesday, December 24: Reader Submissions

Today's reader submission was sent in by Jiji, who tells you all about her crazy pets on her blog My Life in Trinidad and Tobago. She explains:

"We have a Parrot that is extremely unfriendly. We had her when she was almost still an egg and had to feed her in the middle of the night etc... NOW, she is big and stupid and bites and makes a lot of noise and doesn't want anyone to touch her (I have pix of her on my blog). So I made a Haiku about her...

Idiot Parrot
Why do you bite me up when
I am feeding you?

I'll cook her one of these days and tell my mum it's a malnourished Chicken."


Lob Eng said...

Provided the parrot won't tell a thing...

Daughter said...

Well, to be fair, if she kills the parrot it won't be able to talk anymore... which is probably a good thing.

JijiN3k0 said...

She can only say "Hello Miko" Her name is Miko... Perhaps soon she will be saying "I'm gonna cook you idiot" Since she hears that a lot from... amm... I dunno where she'd hear that.

Kadhine said...

I have met that parrot - it really IS stupid!