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Brainy Haikus for brain training

Thank you to everyone who has written so many fun haikus over the summer (following the post Top 25 Brain and Mind Haikus. Yours?). These are the 10 I have enjoyed the haikus brainmost:

(Also, Can you write a haiku describing anything crossing your mind now? Remember the simple rules: write 3 lines, which don’t need to rhyme, containing 5,7, and 5 syllables. You can leave your haiku as a comment below for extra points…)

Top 10 Brainy Haikus – enjoy!

– Amit:

Love, college, career.
A new world of transitions.
Will I survive? Yes.

– Kathy:

My release technique,
Forgive, forget, love all,
Meditate on that!

– Alan:

Through the microscope,
slice of brain stains pink and blue,
the wonder of thought.

– Justin:

Justin the genieus
Must spell check the word genius
to post this Haiku

– Tim:

writing quick haiku
seems so very difficult
can i pull it off

– Mercury:

Seeking brain fitness.
Am I haiku-focusing,
or just distracted?

– Kalsang:

My fingers tapping,
I chant out five, seven, five.
Is this new music?

– LW:

body aching now,
yoga isn’t so easy,
good for you they say?

– Emma:

You think yoga’s bad?
Try Aikido my good friend.
Knackers your shoulders.

– CJ:

Rain Stormy Boomer
Sewer Backing To My Door
Is Insurance Paid?


In case you want to read more, below you have many more haikus contributed during the year:

– Techne, the philosopher, wonders:

Solve the big questions:
How do I know when I know?
Who knows the knower?


– Steve, the environmentalist, requests:


Neuroplastic good.
Plastic, though lasts forever.
Always recycle!


– GTB, the skeptic, says


Haiku’s are easy
But sometimes they don’t make sense

– Millie, spiritual, suggests:


Playing music feeds
my soul while reading music
nurtures my old brain.

– Mark, the optimist, reflects:


I thought I did well
Then I reviewed my answers
I am retard


– jolovli, the boomer, tries again:


improving function
smoked too much weed in college
it’s never too late


– Lloyd, the stressed-out, volunteers:


I thought so damn Hard.
My brain built lots of pressure.
I farted out loud.


– Terry says:


New information
Synthesizing my knowledge
A forward movement


– Frank says:


Painfully easy
Significantly harder
Mental stimulus

– Chuck says:


This was fun, and no,
I don’t intend to haiku.
Thanks for posting it

– Sarah says:


finding your teasers
added fun to my morning,
helped wake my brain up


– Lorraine says:


teaching math is fun
when you find great resources
sharp brains is the place


– Psalm says


As my mind expands,
it grasps new ideas…oh look
there’s something shiny!!


– anon writes


the noon hour portends
a burrito with salsa
brightening my tongue


– Mike says


See I think I see
Here now, not so – really real?
Wounded, mind leaves me


– Lisa


new thoughts activate
frontal lobe work hard, harder
no senility


– Karen


Brain training others
Like watching the Earth open
One thought at a time


– Bruce


My brain stem works hard,
But the tests are much harder,
Need more grey matter


– Alvaro


Can perform better,
Learning, training, and practice
Body, brain and mind


– terri


strokes take speech away
someone should find a quick fix
everyone needs to speak


– qt


Aha, a challenge
for the brain to endeavour
sooner than later


– Stacy


Brain hurts so badly
Working night shift: not so fun
Need to get some sleep


– campercourt


It is morning now
The sun rose very early
Goodmorning to you


– kestrel


first white is purple

or it was red I think

now haiku, what next?


– Stacey


I thought is was fun.
Then it got a lot harder.
Wow i suck at this.


– anon


oh boy I wonder
will my teeny little ears
still hear loud thunder

of course it is true
the aforementioned thunder
came out of the blue

from the blue you say
I think perhaps you are wrong
but it’s still okay


– Steve:


Accountant’s cull.
Farewell to long-time work-mates.
Too real for haiku!


– Gail:


Old women gather
Seeking change is the power/
Thanks to grandmothers


– Robert:


My brain is just fried.
I used it too much this week.
I need some Spongebob.


– Shelley:


An infinite mind
Expansive, conscious, knowing
Alert and aware


– Jet:


Haiku to you too
Now is forever, now is
Now is now to you


– Jack:


Cool death match: face off
Wernicke’s area and
Broca’s Region.


Yours, please?

(Remember the simple rules: write 3 lines, which don’t need to rhyme, containing 5, 7, and 5  syllables. You can leave your haiku as a comment below for extra points…)


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44 Responses

  1. Carol the courteous says:

    Winter Remedy

    Blustery, dark,
    Log in fireplace,
    soup on stove,
    Book, cat, laptop.

  2. Darren says:

    sitting at my desk
    waiting for the yuletide fun
    just one hour to go

  3. Bill says:

    Strange Logic:

    I know one plus one,
    since one can’t live forever,
    one must become two.

  4. FemiNina says:

    sister has hit Dee’s
    We know she’s gone from losing
    her soul blows cold-ward

  5. cipher says:

    sitting, thinking
    contemplating what
    at a lost 4

  6. Jglauser says:

    time to return
    another year beginning
    what will happen now?

  7. mindgrep says:

    counting syllables
    one two three four five six oops
    seven threw count off

  8. Lionel says:

    life, a great journey
    I wonder where I will go
    a destination

  9. scott says:

    man, i am thirsty
    I wonder whats in the fridge?
    ah theres some juice, cool

  10. Carla says:

    Thinking positive,
    Generates natural highs,
    Rejuvenates brain

  11. Thank you everyone,
    for becoming so engaged,
    in writing haikus!

  12. Susie says:

    my students teach me

    oodles more than I teach them

    I am in their debt

  13. Nora Firestone says:

    gratitude fueling

    perpetual machine for

    fueling gratitude

  14. Cheryl says:

    just found sharp brains site,

    can’t wait to learn, grow and share,

    count blessings, give thanks.

  15. NORTANT says:



  16. Shigeo says:

    Anything will do

    As long as you follow rules

    to expand your mind

  17. Bon5ire says:

    I have to admit
    I’m not as smart as I thought
    But now there’s a chance

  18. Shano says:

    Oh my brain
    Please stop with that
    Guys are watching!!

  19. Tyl says:

    Dying of boredom
    During Ramadan is fun
    To some but not me.

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