HFS, palindromic haiku!

Our friends (whom we don’t know) over at thedailywtf.com today made a reference, in passing, to palindromic haiku. This got me wondering whether any such things exist. And, well, Holy Fucking Shit, they already do.

The best I’ve found so far:

Did I strap red
nude, red rump, also slap murdered
underparts? I did!

Admittedly it doesn’t make a lot of sense, but it’s a palindromic haiku and it sounds vaguely dirty, so what more do you want?

Now Derek can kiss
Anais A. Nin, as I, an
ass (I, knackered) won.

This one takes a bit of parsing, but it seems to actually tell an interesting story of jealousy. Anais A. Nin, incidentally, was a Cuban-French author famous for her erotica. I had to look that one up.

A man, a prof, no
Rats live on no evil star
On for Panama!

Not so much thought put into this one, just stapled together from existing palindromes.

I feel compelled to think of one for myself. Here’s the best I’ve come up with:

Solo gig on tub:

Flesh saw I! Mimi, wash self,

But no gigolos.



  1. thedailyhfs said

    I’ve just realized that the first one isn’t a proper haiku. The second line has eight syllables and the last one only four. What a gyp!

  2. Pete said

    The best ones work if the line boundaries in the forward and reverse versions don’t line up. The second one fits this, and is all-round awesome. Yours doesn’t, though, and winds up vaguely disappointing because of it, sorry. šŸ˜¦

    The other two are just gibberish.

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