Three haikus in honor of Haruki Murakami

by Haiku Murakami


without sex without
investigation rain dark
her middle morning


ears could himself tense
refrigerator person
want old sensation


consciousness breathing
beer wife cat killing children
hypothesis world

Haiku Murakami was created by Song Hia and uses a vocabulary curated from a concordance of the most frequently used words in Haruki Murakami’s novels (English translations). Haiku Murakami leverages the RiTa library for processing. The code for the haiku generator is available at, and new poems are available via the Haiku Murakami Twitterbot.