Some people confuse it for a new kind of karate.
But the people who confuse Pauly-ku with a new kind of karate are also the same people who confuse Pauly-ku with a recently-discovered bird of the Toucan family located in a far off East India, as well as thinking it’s some kind of food dish that involves calamari and cream cheese. But in reality, the Pauly-ku is a brand new kind of haiku — but better, smarter and more fun.
And thus, today I’ll be introducing the Pauly-ku to you-too.
Let’s face it — the haiku is so 1654. Haiku poetry has been around so long that people now use haikus as the butts of jokes. Honestly, how often in the last ten years have close friends of yours (or humorists that you read) used the haiku to make a comedic point? How often have “hip friends” broke out their own five, seven, five-syllable joke just to become the center of the party?
How many times did you scream to the sky that you wished there was something better?
Enter, the Pauly-ku. Building on the success of Yamazaki Sokan and Arakida Moritake (generally known as the creators of the haiku), I have taken the five, seven, five syllable (three line) construction of the haiku and stripped it down to its bare bones. That’s right — the Pauly-ku is a simple first half of one word, eight syllable, second half of the same word, construction.
But there’s more.
To best illustrate how a Pauly-ku works, please take a look at these examples:
I like eating old, stale swiss ch-
Wife crashed my sports car, it was destr-
Is a man who never is hate-
As you can see, the Pauly-ku isn’t no pansy-ass’d haiku. There’s some thought that goes into the structure, where the first and last lines construct one thought or word. The middle line, with eight syllables is an example of such thought, but uses the last line to connect up and come full circle.
Yes, you can say it. The Pauly-ku is ingenious.
The truly gifted Pauly-ku creator is one who can create a poem where everything connects fluidly. An example of such superior Pauly-kuing is this:
girlfriend got arrested and was
The Pauly-ku is a new and exciting new way to be significant in today’s extremely-poetic world. If you can master the truly fluid Pauly-ku, then you can master anything.