Information Please Haiku Contest


Tributes to Seinfeld

A selection of haikus from some of the editors at Information Please:

How could you cancel?
Hey Jerry, the jerk store called
They're all out of you

Jerry and Elaine
George and Kramer dead and tame
Newman series next
Newman, Kramer gone
Jerry, George, and Elaine dead
Now, no soup for us!
Seinfeld is no more
What to do on Thursday nights
My life is over
Gone from my Thursdays
I will even miss Newman
Comfort in reruns

No quiz this week. Instead, we'd like to see what kind of creative energy the "show about nothing" inspires. We invite you to submit your best Seinfeld haiku. Since Monday, May 11, happens to be National Limerick Day, it's only fair to allow Seinfeld limericks, too.

To refresh your memory, here are the definitions of haiku and limerick, from our dictionary:

hai·ku (hI' kOO)
Noun. plural: haiku.
a Japanese poem or verse form, consisting of 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, often about nature or a season.
[1895-1900; < Japan]

lim·er·ick (lim'ur•ik),
a kind of humorous poem in which lines one, two and five rhyme, and lines three and four form a rhymed couplet.
[1895-1900; Limerick, Ireland]

Random House Websters College Dictionary Copyright © 1997
by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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