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Celebrate National Poetry Day with These Pop Culture Haikus

Oct 04, 2012 | 10:31am EDT


Established in 1994 by British philanthropist William Sieghart, National Poetry Day is celebrated on the first Thursday of ever October. Poetry Day isn't a major holiday, but thanks to the wonders of social media, it's one we'll never forget either (#NationalPoetryDay reveals the proud, lyrically-inclined masses of Twitter).

In honor of the poetic celebration, Hollywood.com whipped up a handful of pop culture-themed haikus that would make even 17th century Japanese poet Matsuo Basho swoon over Michael Fassbender. He was looking for a reason anyway, so we're kind of doing him a favor.

Check them out, then write up your own stanza of pop poetry and keep the party going.

On Breaking Bad:

Mr. White, I quit
Landry from Friday Night Lights
Is unstable, yo!

On Madonna:

Now you're affecting
An Anglo-Saxon accent?
You're from Michigan!

On Fall Movies:

Prestigious movies
Arrive and win the awards
Still love Avengers

On Downton Abbey:

Dowager Countess,
Sidesteps charm with acid tongue.

On Rihanna:

Diamonds do not shine
Brightly, around boy gone bad
You did not find love.

On Big Brother:

Big Brother 14
Danielle had Stockholm Syndrome
Frank is a carrot

On the Presidential debates:

Big Bird was my friend
He loved art and poetry.
Now he is homeless.

On Kim K's cat photos:

You poor sweet kitten
Stuck with a Kardashian
Someone call PETA

On a great TBS show:

Your name earns much scorn
But I can’t hide my fandom
I love Cougar Town.

On Anne Hathaway's marriage:

Oh why Hathaway
Did you wear that odd headband
On your wedding day?

On Psy's YouTube hit:

What is this Gangnam?
What makes its Style so thrilling?
Sigh, I’m done trying.

On Katie Holmes:

Katie Holmes is loose
in New York wearing mom jeans.
Run and hide, Suri. 

On the new Facebook commercial:

Zuck’s new Facebook ad
Chairs, basketball, dance floors, planes
I think it’s a joke

On Michael Fassbender:

Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender, you guys
Michael Fassbender!

Follow Matt Patches on Twitter @misterpatches

[Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures]

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