Spam Haiku

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Spam Haiku

A sample of the finest Spam Haiku available...

Grotesque pinkish mass
In a blue can on a shelf
Quivering alone

Like some spongy rock,
a granite, my piece of spam
In sunlight on my plate

Oh Argentina!
Your little tin of meat soars,
Above the pampas

The color of spam
Is natural as the sky;
a block of sunrise

Little slab of meat
In a wash of clear jelly
Now I heat the pan

Oh tin of pink meat
I ponder what you may be;
snout or ear or feet?

In the cool morning
I fry up a slab of Spam
A dog barks next door

Pink tender morsel,
Glistening with salty gel.
What the hell is it?

Ears, snouts and innards,
A homogeneous mass.
Pass another slice.

Cube of cold pinkness
Yellow specks of porcine fat.
Give me a spork please.

Old man seeks doctor.
"I eat SPAM daily", he says.

Highly unnatural,
The tortured shape of this "food".
A small pink coffin.

Coincidentally, we had recently been corresponding with a Professor Soya, of Tokyo, who had discovered two such Haiku's in a fourteenth century manuscript by Sashimi, a famous warrior monk and his Buddhist nun consort, Sushi. How mysterious this universe is!

Here's the one by Sushi:

Slicing your sweet self
Salivating in suspense
Sizzle, sizzle... Spam

Here is Sashimi's:

Pink beefy Temptress
I can no longer remain,

Note: The text of the first line seems to be corrupt. Other readings are "Pink porky Temptress" and also "Pink SNOUTY Temptress" (Saito, Transcendental Buddhist Poetry of Medieval Japan, 1956, p. 384).

More of the same from the Spam Page:

Hannibal Lecter
Eats livers, but no pig snouts.
Silence of the Spams. -Chris Fishel

What is more awful
Than the sound of squishing Spam?
A Kenny G tune. -Screamin' Phil Erickson

Wedding catered by
Hormel. Reception marred by
Sudden illnesses. -John Cho

Have you found errors nontrivial or marginal, factual, analytical and illogical, arithmetical, temporal, or even typographical? Please let me know; drop me email. Thanks!

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