What is Haikudipity?
Haikudipity, also known as
Random Word Haiku, borrows the verse form of haiku, but uses words chosen at
random from a large dictionary to fit the syllable structure. Of course,
any meaning in such verse is accidental, yet it can be surprising how
often it can seem to be more meaningful, whether profound, humorous or
just delightfully bizarre, than chance would allow. Haikudipity elicits
meaning from our own knowledge and connections between concepts.
Haiku is an honored
form of poetry of Japanese origin. Its unrhymed three lines contain
usually 5, 7 and 5 syllables respectively. Yet even within these strict
constraints, haiku poets write with subtlety and depth.
Disclaimer: If you could be offended by what
might happen to appear in a random arrangement of random dictionary words,
please read no further.
The only random word generator
on the internet with a large vocabulary, and that makes it a powerful
creative tool. … An invaluable resource for both creativity
and vocabulary building. … I wouldn't be surprised if other
artists, writers, and lyricists are also using [it] in creative ways.
In my book, it will always be ‘sublime’ :)
My favorite anti-writer's block
Nothing like the intentionality
imprinted electronic device to periodically manifest a pure quantum
ethereal moment. —X.M.
Gives new meaning to ‘form
is emptiness, emptiness is form’! —Brookie
(a Buddhist priest)
I saw your site, and I love
it! —K.S. (a poetry editor)
I hope you enjoy the random word haiku below, generated out of
5.75×1030 possible ones (a nicely coincidental
number), and selected as noteworthy.
Since the vocabulary can be obscure, each word is linked to its entry in
Selected for the 27th of January 2021
by a man
Haikudipity doesn't just amuse and expand vocabulary. It
can exercise your imagination and build denser connections
between concepts in your mind, leading to greater creativity,
insight and mental fluidity. Subscribe for regular doses of
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