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I Went to the Beach and All You Get Are These Lousy Haiku

Peyton Price | Posted 05.30.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Get up too early/ and you have to make coffee/Too late -- it's all gone/ We struggled for blocks /to schlep this gear to the beach/ NOW you have to poop?

17 Syllables to a Happy Father's Day

Dana Holmes | Posted 07.22.2014 | Style
Dana Holmes

Not too long ago, I wrote about 5 Sites to Help You Get Your Guy and showed you a few sites that get into the minds of men. We all know that men are n...

Middle-Aged Haiku

Stacey Graham | Posted 07.20.2014 | Comedy
Stacey Graham

There's only so much Febreeze a parent can go through before the fumes start to attack the nervous system. Instead of fighting the frustration of no longer being able to see my feet over my boobs, I'm channeling it into wine-tinged poetry.

Word to the Mothers: Mother's Day in Haiku

Peyton Price | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Kindergarteners carrying gifts home to moms arms straight out in front.

Haiku Your Hearts Out, Boy Moms

Peyton Price | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Haiku is just ideal for moms because when you only have 17 syllables, you tend to get right to the heart of the matter -- like how quickly your boy is becoming a man.

NCCA Kronstadt: All Ways But Still

j.frede | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
j.frede

For centuries, man has placed his faith in an invisible force. Something that could be felt, feared even, but which remains unseen.

Overcrowded Europe In Haikus

Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

In particular seasons, the crowds and the prices and the hours-long lines for museums can make Europe's most popular cities feel almost painful to vis...

8 Days of Thanksgivvukah in Picture Quotes: Day #3

Alona Elkayam | Posted 01.30.2014 | Entertainment
Alona Elkayam

Friends don't let friends commit hashtag crimes. Hashtagging is for tracking, indexing and humoring. As with anything you do, hashtag with consciousness and awareness.

Media Planner's Haiku Help

Ryan McKeever | Posted 12.23.2013 | Media
Ryan McKeever

If you're working with another agency, try to coordinate placement of the ad so that the same ad doesn't appear back to back in the same newspaper. Pay attention to the details!

Five Inspirational Haikus for Fall

James Napoli | Posted 11.23.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

It's the time of the season. Change is in the air. But do not be afraid. For change is opportunity itself, opening up like a lotus flower or some other strained metaphor that helps indicate renewal.

A Year in a Japanese Teahouse

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 11.06.2013 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

I landed in Tokyo on a chilly March morning in 1985, my head filled with thoughts of moon viewing and cherry blossoms, rock gardens and snow-covered temples.

1,100 Haiku Headed To Mars

Posted 08.09.2013 | Books

More than 1,100 haiku will be headed to Mars on board a NASA spacecraft later this year, thanks to the creativity of thousands of earthlings who have ...

What I Say to Men Who Want to Screw

Nina Camp | Posted 08.04.2013 | Comedy
Nina Camp

When I finished the Testi Maxx promo, Leo helped me celebrate. If it makes $$ in the mail, I'll train 3x/week instead of two. I'm typing softly now like an angel. Leo's snoozing away in my little alcove. So sweet, like a young prince.

NASA: We'll Send Your Poems To Mars

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 05.08.2013 | Science

Calling all space poets! NASA is giving the public an opportunity to send a message to Mars aboard the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution space...

Poetry's Lasting Impact

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 05.15.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

I marvel at this impact, more than seven years later, but it only confirms my belief that over time, for even one hour a week, poetry can open the hearts and minds of young people.

Wild in the Corridors: A Professor Cosplays at Comic Con

Susan J. Napier | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

I took my husband, Steve, along to Comic Con last weekend but worried that he might be weirded out by the whole experience, especially the array of cosplayers (costume players) who swirled through the corridors of the Javits Center.

The Secret of the Third Sentence

Jeff Klima | Posted 12.17.2012 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

A lot of would-be writers are always asking me what the secret is to writing good, compelling articles. Well, I normally keep the answer as a sort of proprietary secret, but because you seem like a good egg, I'll tell you. Make sure that every third sentence you write is f***ing awesome!

Perfect Haiku By A 4th Grader

Posted 08.25.2012 | Comedy

Writing poetry for school can be tough. You want to get a good grade, but you don't exactly want to put yourself out there if you know your classmates...

Arizona Invokes the Power of Poetry to Promote Highway Safety

Tony Phillips | Posted 08.15.2012 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

Obviously anything called a haboob has to be pretty bad. Had Tolkien thought of such a name, he'd have based a trilogy on it. I, for one, can attest to how nasty a thing a haboob is.

Stormwater Splashes Roof: Green Building Haiku Contest

Molly Miller | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Molly Miller

Our friends at BuildingGreen are pretty serious writers when it comes to getting the technical information out about green building. Some might even ...

NYC's Secret Weapon To Keep Pedestrians Safe: Haikus

Posted 12.02.2011 | New York

Using money from drunk driver fines, the NYC Department of Transportation has created 144 special new street signs featuring colorful artwork and safe...

EXCLUSIVE: Haiku For The Single Girl's Holiday Party Survival Guide

Posted 11.20.2011 | Women

Plus-one anxiety. "Festive attire." Mistletoe, that most awkward of all flora. Holiday parties can be a source of stress for singletons, but luckily, ...

Hocus Potus

Frank Dwyer | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Let them do what they're good at. Harding answered mail, Obama campaigns....

Haiku Reviews: Abstraction, Walter Pater and QR Codes

Posted 10.26.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

Play Haiku Hero

Posted 09.24.2011 | Home

Be honest, have you ever seen a video game about poetry? Well, that's about to change! Haiku Hero challenges you to make as many quirky haikus as you ...