Random Word Haiku

What is Random Word Haiku? Random word haiku borrows the verse form of haiku, but uses words chosen at random from a dictionary to fit the syllable structure. Of course, any meaning in such verse is accidental, yet it can be surprising how often it can seem to be more meaningful, whether profound, humorous or just delightfully bizarre, than chance would allow. Random word haiku elicits meaning from our own knowledge and connections between concepts.

Haiku is an honored form of poetry of Japanese origin. Its unrhymed three lines contain usually 5, 7 and 5 syllables respectively. Yet even within these strict constraints, haiku poets write with subtlety and depth.

Disclaimer: If you could be offended by what might happen to appear in a random arrangement of random dictionary words, please read no further.


I hope you enjoy the random word haiku generated for you below, selected out of 5.75×1030 possible ones (a nicely coincidental number). Since the vocabulary can be obscure, each word is linked to its entry in Wiktionary below.

Anthophore cycle,
helper streetcar polyclinic,
cymatium endless.
Neolithic outweigh,
renewal phenyl serac,
churchless omniscience.

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