On Batman Haiku

Today was Batman haiku day on Twitter.

Don’t ask me why. I don’t know how these things get started. I wouldn’t have even known about Batman haiku were it not for Julio Angel Ortiz.

I wrote a few Batman haikus, and I posted them to Twitter, and then I wrote a few more that I didn’t post. I am not a poet, I’ve not written a poem in a year, and I don’t think my poetry is anything spectacular. But, for the sake of completeness, I offer to you, my readers, my Batman haikus.

Plans and counterplans,
Batman thinks of ev’rything;
Victory at hand.

Gunpowder, ozone —
Death’s scent lingers in still air.
Batman will solve this.

Penguin’s latest plot?
Gotham torn asunder;
The Dark Knight cries out!

He watches her fall,
Lithe as her totem feline —
A rooftop escape.

Good soldier — Jason.
And another — Stephanie.
Casualties of war.

The dark of this night,
Broken by the Bat Signal above —
Batman hunts once more!

As I said, I’m not a poet. I’m not sure if any of these actually work. Still, they were twenty minutes of fun — a sheet of notebook paper, scribbles, red ink, the whole shebang. Can’t really complain about that. 😉

If you like this sort of thing, be sure to look at SamuraiFrog’s Godzilla Haiku, which is even illustrated.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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