10 Times Celebrities Accidentally Tweeted a Haiku

Lili Fishman

Poetry may be one of the more disliked genres of writing. Some people get turned off by poetry because they believe that every word has a double meaning, or the poet never truly means what the reader thinks they mean, or it is vague and snobby. This difficulty in finding an access point to understand a poem can make poetry hard to connect to for a reader, and thus shuts the door on verse forever. However, poetry can actually be quite simple!

One of the most well-known types of poems is the haiku. The structure is easy; 3 lines with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third. Tada! It’s so simple, people say them by accident. Or in this case, tweet them. Here are 10 times celebrities tweeted a haiku, completely by accident, proving that writing and understanding poetry can be as straightforward as 140 (or now, 280) characters.

1.  Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47)

 Anna Kendrick Tweet

“I don’t want a whole

dessert, let’s just get two spoons”

– Former friends of mine.

Anna Kendrick continues to be one of the more relatable actresses of our time. Who wants to share a dessert? Even if it’s with your friend?

2. Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson)

 NDT Tweet

There is power in

Knowledge, but there is greater

power in Wisdom

That’s really deep, Neil. See, astrophysicists can be poets, too!

3. Christine Sydelko (@csydelko)Merry Chrysler Tweet

5 likes and I’ll post

an embarrassing picture

of me from high school

Here’s the picture as an added bonus:Merry Crisis Tweet

4. Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel)Lin Manuel Tweet

Shots? Vulgar. I

SIP my 5-hour Energy

like a GENTLEMAN.

In all honesty, Lin may have purposefully written a haiku here. He’s a genius when it comes to words and writing, so who knows.

5. Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar)Kendrick Tweet

When the cameras

stop rolling, it doesn’t mean

real life will follow.

Maybe Kendrick should consider writing his next song only in haikus. This would be a great lyric.

6. Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama)Mom Tweet

Barack is fighting

for the American dream

because he’s lived it:

Who is surprised that the former First Lady is poetic as well as eloquent?

7. Bill Nye (@BillNye)Bill Bill Bill Tweet

Celebrating the

launch with Buzz Aldrin (he walked

on the Moon, y’know…)

Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! (Seventeen “Bill”s would be a haiku, y’know…)

8. Demi Lovato (@ddlovato)

Demi TweetNothing’s more awkward

than someone staring at you

while your song comes on…

Is that the most awkward thing that has happened to Demi Lovato? If so, I envy her life. See, haikus provoke thoughtful questions.

9 & 10. Christine Teigen (@chrissyteigen)Chrissy Pic 1

I really, really

hate to say this but. I need

one more banana

 

This tweet comes from the time Chrissy Teigen was live-tweeting baking banana bread, and did not have enough bananas. She offered gifts to people who had brown bananas nearby her house, which her assistant picked up for her. Here, she clearly miscounted how many she needed.Chrissy Pic 2

this is no longer 

my banana bread. this is 

*our* banana bread.

 

The banana bread business was so crazy Chrissy tweeted two haikus! As the thrilling baking saga comes to an end, so does this list. I feel the same way as Chrissy did:

 

this is no longer

my haiku journey. this is

*our* haiku journey.

 

*Inspired by The New York Times Haiku Bot


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