Top-Selling Literature in Modern-Day Minds in Haiku

Le Petit Prince — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Surely not small ’nuff

to warrant a whole novel

writ in romance tongue.

 

Kane and Abel — Jeffrey Archer

These days when titles

are the names of two people,

they’re prob’ly lovers.

 

Black Beauty — Anna Sewell

No need to explain.

I bet this beauty was big

and also burly.

 

Charlotte’s Web — E.B. White

Did Charlotte’s nights end

at dawn, leaving blood and booze

trailing from hotels?

 

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — C. S. Lewis

What in God’s good name

did the lion and the witch

do in the wardrobe?

 

The Tale of Peter Rabbit — Beatrix Potter

Must be a misprint!

Peter’s tail must have got ’im

into biiiiig trouble.

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar — Eric Carle

Sean’s caterpillar

was hungry enough to eat

seven schoolgirls whole

 

Dracula — Bram Stoker

It was more than blood

That this vampire liked to suck.

Though used his teeth much.

 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland — Lewis Carroll

What a naughty girl.

Didn’t listen; got dirty.

Got punish’d in ’land.

 

The Secret Garden — Frances Hodgson Burnett

A euphemism?

You could gain access to here

if you looked real hard.


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