Originally from Japan, haiku is a type of short-form poetry and is now written by authors worldwide.
Traditional Japanese haiku consists of 3 phrases,17 syllables, and a seasonal reference.
Refrigerator Haiku term is based on a popular English haiku: “Haikus are easy, / but sometimes they don’t make sense/refrigerator.”
This joke describes haiku poetry on funny way.
Do you know about one of the well-known examples of a Japanese haiku?
It is the Matsuo Basho “Frog” haiku: “furu ike ya / kawazu tobikomu / mizu no oto.”
It roughly translates into “An old pond / A frog jumps / Sound of water.”
Although there are no grammatical connections to confirm this, this haiku can be elaborated in the following manner.
“An old pond is synonymous with tranquillity. When the frog jumps in, the serenity of the still water is disturbed and a sound is heard.
Now, let us discuss what is refrigerator haiku!
Nobody knows where this English Haiku originated from.
It became quite viral and since adorned t-shirts, websites, and, in an ironic twist, fridge magnets.
Although it fits the metric of an English haiku, it is outlined to troll haiku in general.
Haiku, in general, do not have to make sense and do not have to conform to the strict rules of Japanese haiku.
Then, how is the content determined?
It is solely driven by the writer’s imagination!
Let the creative juices flow and come up with your version of haiku!