Friday Haiku: If This Thing Starts Talking, I’m Out of a Job

Banana, smiling / Parrot, eying warily / You, writing Haiku


The pic is bananas, B-A-N-A-Chloe S.



  1. Stand up straight soldier!
    I don’t know but I been told
    No yellow bellies

  2. Von Zeppelin says:

    Sharpie marker face
    Disturbs my cracker eating
    Where is my pirate?

  3. Listen up, yellow
    You’re not from around here, huh?
    I rule the roost here!

  4. I hate these thick skins
    blocking potassium boost
    worth it in the end

  5. I say my sweet thing
    do you come here often or
    shall we go my place

  6. Long yellow fellow,
    You have no iridescence,
    Yet you have appeal.

  7. Smiling banana,
    How I envy your freckles
    And soft yellow skin.

  8. My new yellow friend
    Does not suspect anything
    This will be yummy

  9. Trabb's Boy says:

    I ask for a pet.
    What do my humans get me?
    Howdy Doody fruit.

  10. unripe banana
    americans eat them green
    wipe that smile off you

  11. Pussytoes says:

    Carmen Miranda
    My Bird Feet So So Ugly
    Put Down That Sharpie!

  12. Dang. I ordered the
    inflatable cockatoo.
    What the heck is this?

  13. hon glad says:

    Yellow smile
    Bird beguile
    Noms later

  14. Little passion fruit,
    Let me nuzzle your freckles
    And peel you slowly.

  15. Camille says:

    This bananaphone
    Is defective – doesn’t ring.
    Can I trade it in?

  16. chanpon says:

    Yellow samurai
    You mock me with your top knot
    So I shall eat you

  17. 260Oakely says:

    Hey there yellow dude.
    What happened to that cute chick
    from yesterday’s post?

  18. Smiling yellow friend.
    Where is my peanut butter?
    You will taste so good.

  19. darlingcreature says:

    Love these haikus! Especially Camille’s BananaPhone – uh oh, earworm for the day! I hope someone with more poetry skills than me will write about dear Alex the talking parrot. See more at

  20. BeckyMonster says:

    Where are your wings, sir?
    You are so happy, sans legs
    My immobile friend

  21. Katiedid says:

    Silly Banana,
    You don’t know he will eat you.
    No more smiling.

  22. Katiedid says:

    I love bananas!
    Chick-etta are the best
    But I am a dole 😦

  23. Damn, I know that face.
    Wait, you’re from the rain forest?
    It IS a small world.

  24. Haiku:
    Polly want cracker.
    Banana is not cracker.
    Polly does not want.

    Oh, what a banana MacAllister had,
    Way down in Havana when I was a lad.
    So firm and so yellow, it gleamed like a jewel;
    He showed it to fellows who hung ’round the pool.
    And not just bananas was this man possessed of,
    But grapes and sultanas, which he had the best of,
    But the jewel by far in MacAllister’s crown,
    And the shiniest star in his heaven, hands down,
    Was this beautiful fruit, sweet and golden and ripe,
    In its peelaway suit. It was perfect- no hype!
    We followed old Mac with a dogged obsession
    In hopes of a snack from his fruity possession.
    We searched, with no boot, for the rest of the bunch
    Of this fabulous fruit, but he’d et ’em for lunch.
    MacAllister taunted us, laughing in scorn;
    The banana, it haunted us, evening and morn.
    We conspired to nab it; we plotted to steal it.
    Before we could grab it, he started to… peel it!
    He ate it quite slowly and laughed in our faces.
    We cried, “Holey Moley!” and packed up our cases.
    With hands in our pockets, we left fair Havana,
    And all ’cause that Jock et that wond’rous banana.

  25. Ha ha. I thought I was the only weird person that liked drawing faces on my bananas. Except I draw them like they are scared that someone is going to pick them up and eat them and they are all pointing to the next banana to go next.

    maybe that’s just me …. 😉

  26. Samantha says:

    Tall, slim, and happy!
    I’m glad you like this diet
    but… you lost your wings.

  27. Parrots’ not silent,
    Neither are they celibate,
    Why called “Quakers”?

  28. Electric says:

    Ugly yellow fruit
    My beady eyes win the cute
    I will squeak at you

  29. No wanna ‘cracker
    Polly wanna banana,
    Rum and coconut

    But the rum is gone
    That’s why they call ye Roger
    Ye look too jolly

  30. Mrs. Capers says:

    Has CO become a little banana-centric lately?

  31. Laieanna says:

    Creepy Banana
    I see you smiling at me
    Who is to eat who

  32. Von Zeppelin says:

    Theresa’s thinking
    Of the Cistercians, maybe
    Silent, celibate

    Quakers can talk
    Also, they can procreate
    So can the parrots

  33. It is the Shakers
    (Of wooden furniture fame)
    Who lived sexless lives.

  34. Is that banana
    Near your parrot or it’s just
    Happy to see me?

  35. Emerson says:

    Real funny, human.
    It’s not my fault your laugh sounds
    Just like Fran Drescher’s.

  36. Bananas, CO
    I am green with envy, yo
    Word, yellow mofo

  37. hey there, yellow friend
    why do you smile at me so?
    something in my teeth?

  38. Hardy Har Har Har!

  39. mean tricks humans play!
    can’t eat something with a face
    I am a vegan!

  40. sassy banana
    you mock me with your smile
    i lack face muscles

  41. Bird thinks craftily:
    “Banana is quite gorgeous
    But I don’t get black!!!”

  42. @vonZep, et al: I remember why I made this error– Quaker parakeets are also called MONK parakeets. Some kind of brain fart.

  43. What’s with all the bananas lately?

  44. I’m the Nanerpus!
    And this here is my… what the?
    Where are my pancakes?

  45. Von Zeppelin says:


    Please! Not a “brain fart,”
    But “cerebroflatulence.”
    Let us be genteel.

  46. Rapwnzel says:

    Mister Tally Man
    Did tally me banana
    with a smiley face

  47. ValSlave says:

    Mr. Banana
    You have freckles on your cheeks
    Slowly going bad?

  48. Mary (the first) says:

    Hey! You’re not Big Bird!
    I was told, “tall and yellow”
    So, of course, I thought ……

  49. I have heard of you
    Long John Banana Cannon
    You’re never mushy

  50. we have a ringer
    one free internets for you
    pyrit wins the thread

  51. Yo, slip me some skin
    How ’bout we hang out awhile
    Until the time’s ripe

  52. Paunchie says:

    nanners here lately
    “you can put them in a pie!”
    song stuck in my head

    No, no, you still green
    they’re even good for baby!
    we should all try them

  53. OK, OK, jeez!
    Give some other peeps a chance!
    How can we compete?

  54. Mary (the first) says:

    I see “chickadee”
    Others notice “chiquita”
    Teh QTE! We have both!!

  55. Her name is Lola
    At the Copacabana
    His name was Rico


  56. Oh nnoes! I misspelled “canon”!
    Two ‘n’s!

  57. is that a parrot or a quaker parakeet? idk im not the most knowledgeable about birds i gots a parakeet she has some issues though i found her on the road and long story short found her owner and he said he didn’t want her any more b/c he got a parrot i think she had some bad experiences there 😦

  58. Thannks.

  59. nno problem

  60. Why are you laughing- Did you know I could eat you-not so funny now

  61. Mary (the first) says:

    @Pyric, Well that just channges the whole meanninng, doesnn’t it!!

  62. Next on NatGeo,
    Medieval siege engines,
    Firing bananas.

  63. Kiragirl says:

    pyrit ‘nn’ Theo,
    you are crackinn’ me up, dudes!
    I bow to thee both.

  64. if you were witch-king
    smug on the field of battle
    Pyrit is no mann. 😉

  65. Kiragirl says:

    Oooooh, now I know all!
    You two must be in cahoots*.
    I wish you the best.

    * I mean only on
    the Cute interwebs of course.
    Thank God it’s Friday.

  66. My bananaphone,
    Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring,
    My bananaphone.

  67. sarah-jane says:

    something yellow in
    my peripheral vision
    is smiling at me

  68. catloveschanel says:

    But will you bruise later?
    at the Chi-quita-
    Co-Cco cabanana

  69. bats :[ says:

    bananas and rats
    what a long, strange week it’s been
    at Cute Overload

  70. Lucy's Mommeh says:

    Wow, gotta remember that one….

  71. papagenothehedgehog says:

    I would not smile, fruit
    Lollipop-head-cat will snarf you
    Winston noms nanners!

  72. Paunchie says:

    Moo moo, moo moo, sproing!
    Run for your life! A flyin’ cow!
    Fetchez bananas!


  73. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    I loooooove these haikus! You are all talented geniuses.

  74. Katrina says:

    Pen to banana
    Budgies, no opposables
    He didn’t do it.

  75. banana replies
    I don’t have my pyjamas
    only a hammock

  76. Dr. Emile Schufhausen says:

    Happy to see me?
    Or is that a banana
    Next to your parrot?

  77. Freud notwithstanding,
    Sometimes a banana is
    Just a banana.

  78. caricaturized
    Do I see freckles?

  79. Green bird is confused:
    “Someone help me out here, please.
    Is this friend or food?”

  80. trinky dink says:

    Astounded parrot
    wants to know why that naner
    is smiling at him. . .

  81. trinky dink says:

    P.S. Must I say once again ? Yes, I must. . .

  82. Mah spoon is too big….I am a banana!

  83. trinky dink says:

    Quaker parrots “quake’
    when they are little birdlets
    asking mom for food

    When they are older
    Quaker parrots “quake” to let
    their mates know “it’s time”. . .

  84. trinky dink says:

    Sometimes. . .so do I!

  85. Birdcage says:

    Herbaceous musa,
    Why so serious of face?
    Cheer up, Goldenrod.

  86. Oh thank you Kira
    You have saved my asterisk
    are you a Knightley?

  87. Lucy's Mommeh says:

    (shaking head at Trinky Dink…)

  88. Lerrinus says:

    Ceci N’est pas une bananner?

  89. I was just thinking,
    it is easier to eat
    you without a face.

  90. Smiling banana
    Blithely unaware of doom
    Sharp beak approaches

  91. danielie says:

    Yellow banana,
    Parrot and Gwen Stefani:
    You just made my day.


  92. Freckled banana
    Makes a worthy pal for me
    Until I eat you

  93. Oh hello Banana. Is it excited in here or is that just you?

  94. Yellow Banana
    Smiles Wistfully at the
    Unripened Parrot.

  95. Raidell says:

    Really grood haikus!
    You guys are all great poets
    Here’s one of my own.

    Bird likes bananas.
    Bananas are friends, not food!
    So he drew the face.

  96. Raidell says:

    Sorry for spelling!
    First line, second word means “good”
    Tiresome afternoon!


  97. @Damon….I like that! 😀

  98. Why hello, old friend
    We both have green heads, you know
    Er, can I eat you?

    Silly banana
    Don’t talk to that parrot! He’s
    a social climber.

    lol, they’re bad, i know.

  99. I know I don’t get a vote, but if I did, I’d cast it for Damon.

  100. Banana and parrot
    Shown together on a blog.
    I have, well, nothing.

  101. puddlepeppers says:

    “Bird, you are my hope…
    I must now appeal to you…”
    “YES, indeed YOU DO…”

  102. Facing such
    A hard, sharp beak
    My peel seems weak

  103. fish eye no miko says:

    Wow, who’d’ve thunk a
    Bananas in Pajamas
    Ref would show up here?

  104. Pyrit a great poet for sure
    But this time me thinks
    Damon for the win

  105. DaytimeDeb says:

    No way in H**L will
    I play second banana
    To a banana!

  106. DaytimeDeb says:

    Are you my mother?
    Says birdie to banana
    No way, crazy bird!

  107. Green bird looking out
    At smiling banana
    With an art’ry ‘do

    (Its ‘do looks a bit like when a doctor squeezes stuff out of an artery on TV.)

  108. dollydelicheese says:


  109. Bird to banana:
    If you dare to cross my path
    I will nom you up.

  110. hello there stranger
    why you look good enough to eat
    but I’d rather date

  111. a cocky smile but
    banana your time is up
    you are getting ripe

  112. Katrina says:

    “Unripe Parrot”- the name of a rock band?

  113. Brawk! There’s some mistake
    I need something for scurvy
    Not something curvy


    Can’t help but wonder
    Are Haiku Gods forgiving?
    We’re doomed meter maids

  114. two_haiku says:

    Delicious and Squish
    We met one lazy Sunday
    Last saw you… Lunchday?

  115. mamarosa says:

    Lifespan of a fruit:
    from green to yellow to black
    Bird always stays green

  116. banana
    lone, errant feather

  117. puddlepeppers says:

    pyrit for the win…haiku!
    A bow to T.U.M. for the ballad.

  118. Raemie L. says:

    “I have potassium and vitamin B1.”
    “Where’s your friend, B2?”

    (That is 17 syllables.)

  119. just put a banana in your ear… just put a ripe banana right into your favorite ear! charlie the unicorn fans would understand.