Is That all You People Think About?

Is That all You People Think About?

a collection of modern haikus


'A fine, if sometimes rude, collection of haikus inspired by modern life' Daily Telegraph

‘I’m in here!’ yelled Mum.
Hide and seek was spoilt again.
We never found Dad.

The word ‘Haiku’ invokes images of misty mountains, running streams and falling leaves. But where are the haiku that reflect the modern world we live in? The real world of overflowing baths, train delays and Pierce Brosnan?

In this collection, you will find a haiku for every moment of modern life, all rendered in no more or less than 17 syllables.


  • Traditionally the haiku is a Japanese poem of 17 syllables… in this book, however, Gordon Gordon cheekily subverts the form to create funny little snippets of modern life – the hell of the daily commute, celebrity deaths, giant scones judged by Mary Berry. His haikus range from the rude to the raucous, all of them are funny and they appear so simple to create… Read these and you’ll be inspired to write your own.
    The Simple Things

About the author

Gordon Gordon

Gordon Gordon has been writing haiku since 2012. He is actually four men living in three cities across two countries.
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