Back to Sporcle Day 2: Haiku Contest

(Last Updated On: November 15, 2019)

back-to-sporcleFall-1Welcome to Back to Sporcle week! It’s Day 2 of our official kick-off to fall. If you joined us yesterday, we talked about making an account, creating quizzes, and earning badges.

Today, we want to announce our first contest: Sporcle Haiku!

Whether you consider yourself a poet or not, anyone can write a haiku. It’s a form of Japanese poetry consisting of 17 syllables (also known as on or morae). There are three lines, consisting of 5, 7, and 5 syllables.  Haiku is known for juxtaposing (or placing next to each other) two contrasting images. There are numerous tutorials on how to write haiku, for example this one.

Quill-PenThe rules:

– Write an original haiku related in some way to Sporcle

– Post your username and haiku in the comments section of this post

– The winning poems will be posted on the Sporcle Facebook page

As you search for inspiration, check out these top Sporcle quizzes from the summer of 2013:

Nimble Number Logic Puzzle Sunny or Sonny?
Color Sequence Memory Game Never Have I Ever…(Disney Edition)
Criteria Countries (South America) Europe Without the Euro Minefield
10 to 1 Shooting Gallery ‘L’ Countries
23rd Psalm Click-a-long Boys Nickname Match
Out of Africa Headless Cartoon Characters
Images that Start with ‘T’ Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’
Soft Drinks Close-Up MLB 500 HR Club by Picture
Harry Potter: The First 10 Characters Categorize the Colors
Images that Rhyme with ‘THICK’ TV Sitcom by Character





  1. Tick tock, Tick tock, tick
    Clickclickclickclickclickclick, sigh
    Ten more seconds, please!


  2. Calm grass, flow of water, snake hiss
    Concentrate: achieve state of bliss
    Tranquil thoughts scatter
    Haiku’s in shatter
    Sorry, I’m just not good at this

  3. Only a few plays,
    For my LOLcat picture quiz.
    I can haz publish?

    *I don’t actually have a LOLcat picture quiz. Poetic license applied.


    • I love this haiku, but if makes me wonder if you’re pronouncing Ouagadougou wrong. It has four syllables, not five.

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