Redditors recount 2011 in haiku form

More than 500 Reddit users summarized 2011 in haiku form today. Here are our five favorites. 

 

Lauren Rae Orsini

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Published Dec 28, 2011   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 11:22 pm CDT

Reddit is a very haiku-friendly place. There’s even a subreddit, r/haiku_accounts, designed to help users keep track of countless haiku-specific novelty accounts.

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Today, however, the haiku challenge went out to every redditor. In the popular section r/askreddit, and eventually on the front page, users tried to compress 2011 into three line, 17-syllable Japanese poems. The list currently includes around 500 haikus. The Daily Dot selected five of our favorites.

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Sweating, Running, Pain
The sacrifice, well worth it
Hundred pounds lighter

ShaggyBalls, who included photos of his year-long transformation.

In autumn of life,
everything moves slowly.
Retirement in 10. 

DrDebG

Lived in cold Ukraine.
Now back in America.
Everyone is fat.

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Thetangent on a year abroad.

Great new teaching job
Got hitched, fat, and quit smoking
China is awesome

bigwangbowski on moving away.

I was shown reddit
It all went downhill from there
Hope I can escape

Death by Bukkake

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*First Published: Dec 28, 2011, 4:20 pm CST