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.

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Gives new meaning to ‘form is emptiness, emptiness is form’!Brookie (a Buddhist priest)

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I hope you enjoy the random word haiku below, generated out of 5.75×1030 possible ones (a nicely coincidental number). Since the vocabulary can be obscure, each word is linked to its entry in Wiktionary below.

Transit parataxis,
shellproof chartaceous depute,
demagogic carapace,
lactose chlorella.
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