Famous Literature as Haiku

The Illiad, by Homer

Damn, Helen is fine.

Whoops, started a big ass war.

Look, a giant horse.


The Odyssey, by Homer

Finished fighting war.

Got held up on the ride home.

House guests are a bitch.


The Inferno, by Dante Alighieri

Virgil leads the way,

Beatrice sent to guide me.

Can’t wait for next two.


Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlow

Summon a devil

I learn magic, lose my soul

Didn’t think that through


Hamlet, by William Shakespeare

Dad killed by uncle

A show to unveil the truth

Caught in the mousetrap


The Cthulhu Mythos, by H.P. Lovecraft

Inherit old books.

Nightmares full of tentacles.

Hastur Hastur Hast-


Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller

Meet Willy Loman.

He’s liked, but he’s not well liked.

This will not end well.


Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett

Nothing must be done.

Wait is interminable.

End of line: no show.


Finnegan’s Wake, by James Joyce

Book rich with meaning.

Complex, deep, yet still has puns.

Bitter old author.


Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand

Too many moochers.

Let the country fall apart.

Get a job, hippie.