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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


Posted on Dec 28, 2011   Updated on 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.

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.

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. 


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

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