Spiffy Endorsements

Here’s what a bunch of Very Important Peoples have to say about National Haiku Writing Month. And if you don’t believe them, who will you believe?

“Her majesty wishes to express her gratitude for your groovy site.”

—Petunia Pestelwaite, lady in waiting for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

“Dadgum gee willakers! That thar’s the best darn tootin’ website on them thar Internets since great-grammy blogged ’bout last week’s corn removal. Can’t imagine livin’ without yer site! Ya done good!”

—Billy Bob Bob Yokum

“Well, it’s not the haiku in your life that counts, it’s the life in your haiku.”

—Mae West

“Yesterday, all my haiku seemed so far away. Now it looks as though they’re here to stay. Oh, I believe in NaHaiWriMo.”

—Sir Paul McCartney

“Thanks to NaHaiWriMo, I write haiku like a butterfly, and senryu like a bee.”

—Muhammad Ali

“If you don’t participate in NaHaiWriMo, you ain’t nothing but a hound dog.”

—Elvis Presley

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country—when you’re not busy writing haiku for NaHaiWriMo.”

—John F. Kennedy

“A man named Drew writes only haiku. You should too, or you’ll turn blue.”

—Dr. Seuss

“Frankly my dear, whether it’s haiku or senryu, I don’t give a damn.”

—Clark Gable

“I am not a haiku writer! If only I’d tried NaHaiWriMo.”

—Richard Nixon

“You had me at haiku.”

—Renée Zellweger

“You know, I probably should have made Harry Potter a haiku poet. He would’ve whipped Voldemort’s butt way sooner. And just think how many hundreds of pages that would’ve saved. If only he’d known about NaHaiWriMo!”

—J. K. Rowling

“Haiku abides.”

—Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski

“I cannot tell a lie; NaHaiWriMo is da bomb!”

—George (“Trust the Internet”) Washington

“Any sufficiently advanced haiku is indistinguishable from magic.”

—Arthur C. Clarke

“There’s no place like haiku.”

—Judy Garland

“A haiku, a haiku! My kingdom for a haiku!”

—Richard da Third

“Write haiku. That’s NaHaiWriMo.”

—Ernest Hemingway

“You want to know what I did last summer again? I told you. I spent it with my uncle in Alaska writing wolverine haiku.”

—Napoleon Dynamite

“Whoa, now this is a site I need! All Americans should do their proud patriotic duty and participate in NaHaiWriMo. Non-Americans too!”

—Barack Obama

“You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been a haiku writer.”

—Marlon Brando

“Methinks I shall join your merry troupe and pen one haiku each day to fête this fair land.”

—Robin Hood

“Go ahead, make my haiku.”

—Clint Eastwood

“Now why didn’t I think of NaHaiWriMo?”

—Mahatma Gandhi

“Hey, where can I buy one of those totally essential T-shirts?”

—Millions of adoring fans

“Write me a haiku. Write me a haiku as if it were the last time.”

—Humphrey Bogart

“Sit down and finish your haiku!”


“Sure wish I could join in, but sorry—haiku is too difficult for me.”

—Albert Einstein

“The academy is grateful for the distractions you so gloriously provide.”

—Archibald Fitzhampton Longishbottom

“I love the smell of NaHaiWriMo in the morning.”

—Robert Duvall

“What a spiffy use of my pixels!”

—Bill Gates

“E. T., write haiku!”

—Steven Spielberg

“Your site maketh me weep because, forsooth, I cannot write haiku.”

—William Shakespeare

“My mama always said, ‘Life is like a book of gendai haiku; you never know what you’re gonna get.’”

—Tom Hanks

“Yo, dude! How can a bro score one of them bitchin’ T-shirts?!?”


“What? I thought this was . . . never mind.”

—[name withheld]

“No matter what you do, you know I’m always proud of you!”


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